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EXCLUSIVE: White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run

Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he'd be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation.

But the White House maintains that the Clinton-Sestak discussions were informal, according to the sources. The White House, under pressure to divulge the specifics of its interactions with Sestak, will release a formal statement later today outlining their version of events, including Clinton's involvement.

According to the sources, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton and his longtime adviser, lawyer Doug Band, to talk to Sestak about the race. It's unclear right now whether the White House will say that Clinton was asked to suggest specific administration positions for Sestak, whether Clinton floated positions on his own, whether Clinton discussed other options not related to the adminstration, or whether employment even came up at all in the talks.

But the news that Clinton is at the center of this whole story is noteworthy on its own because of the former president's stature, and underscores how heavily invested the White House was in dissuading Sestak from running. The White House sent Clinton to talk to Sestak because Arlen Specter, constituting the 60th Dem vote in the Senate, was viewed as key to enacting Obama's agenda.

The White House maintains that Clinton's overtures to Sestak merely constituted an effort to gauge his seriousness about the race, the sources say, adding that Clinton was informally discussing the range of options open to Sestak as part of a larger conversation meant to ascertain Sestak's thinking.

I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up.

UPDATE, 11:41 a.m.: Here's some detail on the job that the White House offered Sestak and the White House's official response.

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Sestak himself weighs in.

UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: Chief ethics officer under Bush dismisses the idea that this is a scandal and tells Republicans it's "time to move on."

Read more of my coverage of and commentary on Sestak's race for Senate, including Obama's comments on Sestak, and the Sestak mess Part 1 and Part 2.

By Greg Sargent  |  May 28, 2010; 9:49 AM ET
Categories:  2010 elections , Joe Sestak , Senate Dems  
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I think the thing that people are missing is that the White House HAD TO go to bat for Specter, even though they sort of saw it as a win win. If Specter loses, they get a much more progressive Dem in Sestak and a much more reliable vote. If Specter wins, they get a guy who is a little beholden to them for pulling him through. Honestly, I think those were ancillary considerations though. I believe the primary goal of their forceful campaigning was not to get Specter elected as much as it was Advertising. Specifically to people like Snow, Collins, et al. "See guys, if you join us, we'll go to the mat for you - we'll keep our commitments to you". They were selling the other GOP moderates that coming over to their side meant you were going to be taken care of come primary and election time. The last thing they could be see doing was inducing a flip from R to D then letting Specter hang out there in the wind while a more progressive primary challenge from the left was hitting him in the head.

Posted by: flipyaforeel | May 28, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe this version of the story, but I am sure they will all stick to the script. What will the White House owe Clinton for this?

Posted by: 1djn | May 28, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"I did not have oral contact with that candidate, Mister Sestak."

Posted by: browncoat1 | May 28, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Did Clinton talk to Rominoff too? The guy in Colorado that was offered a job in exchange for dropping out of his campaign. I knew this corrupt outfit would find a fall guy. What a joke.

Posted by: wagner3 | May 28, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Slave Sargent:
"But the White House maintains that the Clinton-Sestak discussions were informal"

Nice try, meme-master, but you give the game away in this line:

"According to the sources, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton and his longtime adviser, lawyer Doug Band, to talk to Sestak about the race."

PLOP! It falls right on Rahm's desk. So let's be clear that this was the "Rahm Emmanuel-Clinton-Sestak discussions".

And the bit about them being "informal" will hold no water whatsoever in Federal court. A quid-pro-quo WAS or WAS NOT offered. That is all the court will want to know, the formality or informality of the discussions' character is totally irrelevant to the facts.

"But the news that Clinton is at the center of this whole story is noteworthy on its own because of the former president's stature,"

What stature is that? The only president of the twentieth century to have been impeached? Or has that fact gone down your moonbat memory hole?

To adults, (ie: non-moonbats), this looks BAD.

"The White House sent Clinton to talk to Sestak because Arlen Specter, constituting the 60th Dem vote in the Senate, was viewed as key to enacting Obama's agenda."

And that means that someone in the White House is going to be the reason a Special Prosecutor gets a gig.

How's that HopenChange working out for ya?

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

If they dangled a position in the administration for dropping out of the race, it's still a felony.

I don't care if they send Bill Clinton or Bill Maher to do it.

Looking forward to the complete lie that is forthcoming. Otherwise known as the official White House response.

Then again, Sargent has shown himself to be so demonstrably wrong on nearly every occasion (the other occasions are when he's flat out lying), there's really no need to even believe this bit about Clinton.

Posted by: etpietro | May 28, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

"but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

as long as you are predicting the future with so much authority, can you tell me who is going to win the fifth race at Saratoga today. Absent that, a few lottery picks would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: sdcolin | May 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

How perfect. From what the meaning of is is to what the meaning of job offer is.

Let the dissembling multiply. Soon Bill will be wagging his finger at us in squinting rage that he "did not offer a job to that man."

LOL

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

"the White House will clear that up"
Mr. Sargent has more confidence in the administration than most of us. My own take is that the WH will COVER UP it's illegal offer of a job.
Interference with the electoral process is not like a sex scandal. I think Watergate taught us that.

Posted by: sbegat | May 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I can envision the behind closed door meeting, "Blame Clinton, nothing sticks to him."

Posted by: astralweeks | May 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

That's nice of Bubba to take one for the team. Wonder if the Obama warchest will pay off the rest of Hilary's campaign debt?

Posted by: henryhotlove | May 28, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I have a great, new idea! Blame Bush! He did it.

Posted by: prutah64923 | May 28, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Have these players answered the question: Were you aware of and understand the law prohibiting such communications? I suspect they weren't aware of the law, but beg to be corrected.

Posted by: Jeffrey5 | May 28, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I think throwing Clinton under the bus is brilliant -- everyone knows he's a liar and a blowhard.

But the bottom line is clear: the White House knows a felony was committed. To them it was just Chicago-politics-as-usual. They never thought they'd be held accountable to the law. That never happens to Democrats in Chicago.

So on a Friday night before a long holiday weekend they'll release that Bill Clinton "misspoke" about hypotheticals that Sestak "misunderstood" as a job offer. Naturally, Obama will have been completely out of the loop. And the sycophantish media will say, "Nothing to see here, move along..."

This administration may be amateurish when it comes to America's governance, but give them this: they are experienced, talented liars.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Nixon resigned for his involvement in a crime but it took quite a while for the onion to be pealed before it got to him. If there is any American press which is unbiased they will start peeling the onion to expose whatever is stinking, otherwise they will accept the white house version and deflect any attempts to do their job.

Posted by: clarify | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

One thing this joke of an administration is teaching us much like Bubbas did is how to tell awesome lies!! The libs are so good at lieing and twisting the truth it's actually turned into an artform. I like the ones where they get caught on camera with money or secret documents in their pants or, you know freezers, and they still say they're innocent. Go get em Bubba. And yes while the republicans fish for the truth, the great pretender goes golfing again. LOL

Posted by: cla62x1 | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute! Does this mean WaPo might actually do a real news story? Naaaaaah...

Posted by: jnsesq | May 28, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

At least Billy has already been disbarred, so that can't do that to him again.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Slave Sargent:
"I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

Yeah...right.

Y'know, meme-master, it must be an exquisite kind of torment for you, waiting to be told what to think.

Ain't it?

You know good and well that there's a skid-mark on the White House bedsheets, and that the only question is to whom it belongs, but you are so comitted to the Party that you are trying very hard to ignore the reality that's in front of your face.

Maybe you should take another few swats at Rand Paul and that Lowden woman... that should keep the cattle mollified.

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

This is too funny. Rahm sends the former Liar-in-Chief to get Sestak out of the race?

Did Clinton offer a few interns to Mr. Sestak?

Posted by: jdcw | May 28, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I doubt this will amount to anything, and I do believe something illegal was done. It's Chicago politics and it's harder to get away with on a national stage. The press won't really look into it, even this article says "I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up." If anyone believes they are going to get the truth, they're crazy. I think all administrations pull stunts like this, but this one truly believes it can get away with anything by brushing off suggestions it would do it. Pure ego. The question is, will Clinton take one for the team with the ego he has? I doubt it. Once it becomes tit for tat, it could get ugly.

Posted by: jpgr1967 | May 28, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Look at all the neocons, wow.

How many laws did Bush break, like ALL OF THEM.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Dearest Gregory,

The line of crap that the White House will be putting out later is what you should have waited on in order to make sure you tow the line for these lame Chicago-crats. Oh and the "Tea Party" the WP keeps referring to is not actually a party- rather it is merely a huge amount of Americans that are pissed that this country is being ruined by both big government parties. Out with the liberals and "progressives" in with the Constitutionalists.

Posted by: srt298 | May 28, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

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THIS FREAKY FACIST HAS TAKEN WHAT BUSH MESSED UP AND PUT IT ON STEROIDS- TRIPLE THE DEFICIT, DOUBLE THE WAR DEATHS, AND NOW KATRINA ON STEROIDS........YOU DEMOCRATS THOUGHT A BEGINNER, A SELF-ADMITTED DRUG DEALER IN COLLEGE WAS THE ONE TO DRIVE US THRU THE DEPRESSION............

THAT IS WHY YOUR PARTY IS GETTING READY TO DISAPPEAR FROM EARTH, THANK YOU OILYBAMA

THESE FREAKS IN CHARGE ARE TOOOOOOO DUMB TO KNOW THEY ARE TOOOOOOOO DUMB...........

150 DAYS WE DRAIN THE SWAMP - 3 ELECTIONS.

SO THIS IS YOU GUYS DOING IT BETTER AND SMARTER...........OFFLMFAO

Posted by: CATHERINE10000 | May 28, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Bubba!

Ahh, nothing like bringing out Clinton to drive the right nuts. See, they'll be so busy now attacking Bill Clinton because he's somehow become their mortal enemy they'll forget all about being upset at the Administration.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | May 28, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

So they're going to get the admitted perjurer to say that he just sort of bounced ideas off of Sestak? That's what this failed administration is reduced to?

Posted by: kaysguy | May 28, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Simple answer: Assign an independent counsel, put them all under oath. Except for Clinton, since we already know he will lie when under oath.

Posted by: PACIFICENV | May 28, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't be a bit surprised if this wasn't the first Sestak heard about the Clinton connection.

Posted by: Ontheotherhand | May 28, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan publicly offered Senator S.I. Haykawa and ambassadorship if he would drop out of the primaries and Hayakawa publicly declined the offer.

And there was not a peep out of the Republican base over this.

Here's the old AP story:

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/rte148/hayakawa2.jpg?t=1274969769

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

it should come as no surprise, as soon as the congress called for a special prosecuter to investigate the felony bribe Sestak implicated the white house in, Obama scheduled a meeting with Clinton (to manufacture a "plausible denail" to wiggle out of the trap Obama stepped in. The only question is: can Clinton ressurrect the doubt surrounding the definition of what "is" is to save Obama's bacon?

Posted by: SoulLeister | May 28, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

SO THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!!

Posted by: mindfloat | May 28, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I can't imagine an ex-president would unilaterally feel empowered to offer somebody a high-ranking job like Sec. of the Navy.

In other words, even if WJC was involved in this, the specific offer of a job for Sestak almost certainly had to originate in the White House. And if it's a high-profile job, then it probably had to originate pretty high up in the White House.

Hopefully, the WH's statement on this will clear matters up. It doesn't seem like it ought to be that big a deal. But both Sestak and the administration are acting awfully coy about it.

Posted by: ContrarianLibertarian | May 28, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

It should come as no surprise, as soon as the congress called for a special prosecuter to investigate the felony bribe Sestak implicated the white house in, Obama scheduled a meeting with Clinton (to manufacture a "plausible denail" to wiggle out of the trap Obama stepped in. The only question is: can Clinton ressurrect the doubt surrounding the definition of what "is" is to save Obama's bacon?

Posted by: SoulLeister | May 28, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I believe there is another element to the Sestak offer. Arelene Spector was promised that this President and his administration would interfere to assure he is on the ballot in return for him becoming a Democrat and voting for Obamacare. This was not put in the Obamacare bill as the other bribes were in the bill, i.e. the Lousiana Purchase and cornhusker kickback. This was a direct offer to an individual Senator for a specific vote. Arelene Spector should be put in Jail and so should anyone having anything to do with making Arelene Spector that offer.

Posted by: peanut1000 | May 28, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Sex Slave Bilgeman:

"Nice try, meme-master, but you give the game away in this line"

That's the best retort you have? Jesus, you GOP knuckle-draggers aren't even trying any more. I know, actually knowing that nothing unethical went burns up your soiled britches.

"PLOP! It falls right on Rahm's desk. So let's be clear that this was the "Rahm Emmanuel-Clinton-Sestak discussions"."

Again, what is your argument? Simply highlighting sentences and gasping like a woman don't a good argument make.

"And the bit about them being "informal" will hold no water whatsoever in Federal court. A quid-pro-quo WAS or WAS NOT offered."

How does your microscopic mind figure that? No one can prove anything else otherwise, and a man got offered a job that he was highly qualified for. Yes, that is the epitome of a scandal.

"What stature is that? The only president of the twentieth century to have been impeached?"

That impeached line comes off as madness when it comes from a Bush supporter, the most incompetent person to ever occupy the White House.

"To adults, (ie: non-moonbats), this looks BAD."

This only looks bad to mouth breathing republicans, who believe that the President is a gay communist Kenyan in their spare time.

"And that means that someone in the White House is going to be the reason a Special Prosecutor gets a gig."

..and that would be a waste of tax payers money if there ever was one. I thought you drooling lunatics were budget hawks?

"How's that HopenChange working out for ya?"

Pretty excellent, thanks for asking. :) Just imagine where we would be if Grampa McWar was our President and Suzanne Summers was our Vice President? I'm absolutely digging the change that I believed in.

Posted by: latenightwhatnot | May 28, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

"Look at all the neocons, wow.

How many laws did Bush break, like ALL OF THEM.

Posted by: Ethan2010"

Brilliant analysis, Ethan! You're right, George Bush broke ALL the laws. Oh, but we were talking about the Obama administration, remember? That's the subject here...

Whenever you libtards find the s*&t hitting the fan, and can't think of any way to lie your way out of it, you fall back on "Bush did it!" You are a pathetic, sniveling, mewling milksop who couldn't think his way out of a paper bag. Go change your underpants, mom's basement is starting to smell stale.

Posted by: gfm2010 | May 28, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

To say that looking into compelling evidence that a felony was committed by the White House is "fishing" and we should be more concerned with the Gulf oil spill is asking the Nation to engage in a "willing suspension of disbelief" especially since the White House has done absolutely nothing to help in the Gulf. In fact the White House has tied everyone's hands including local government and the Governor.

Dems cant have it both ways. Valerie Plame was outed by a reporter and was not undercover and the Special Prosecutor knew that going into the investigation. He managed to get a polital conviction for an alleged process crime. The Dems were all over that "scandal". Now they want to allow the administration to say we looked into the affair and nothing wrong happened... end of story.

What ultimate Hypocrisy! A Special Prosecutor is REQUIRED.

Posted by: 2010Rout | May 28, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Slave Ethan:
"Look at all the neocons, wow.

How many laws did Bush break, like ALL OF THEM"

Uh-huh. We've just definitively won this argument.

The "tu quoque" defense is an admission that laws were broken and have been unprosecuted.

Whatever slobbering moonbat Ethan yammers about Bush has no bearing whatsoever on the criminal conspiracy PRESENTLY in the O-dministration.

Rooting out the crooks is what is going to occupy the summer...right on up to election day, too!

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC Section 600

Sec. 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity

Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Posted by: EowynR | May 28, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

So that's why BO met with Bubba the other day! He wanted to get him to take the fall for the Sestak job offer - how lame!

Posted by: MissButterfly | May 28, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

This ain't Chicago, Barak. You'll get voted out for crap like this.

Posted by: luncheaterguy | May 28, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Sex Slave Bilgeman:

"Nice try, meme-master, but you give the game away in this line"

That's the best retort you have? Jesus, you GOP knuckle-draggers aren't even trying any more. I know, actually knowing that nothing unethical went burns up your soiled britches.

"PLOP! It falls right on Rahm's desk. So let's be clear that this was the "Rahm Emmanuel-Clinton-Sestak discussions"."

Again, what is your argument? Simply highlighting sentences and gasping like a woman don't a good argument make.

"And the bit about them being "informal" will hold no water whatsoever in Federal court. A quid-pro-quo WAS or WAS NOT offered."

How does your microscopic mind figure that? No one can prove anything else otherwise, and a man got offered a job that he was highly qualified for. Yes, that is the epitome of a scandal.

"What stature is that? The only president of the twentieth century to have been impeached?"

That impeached line comes off as madness when it comes from a Bush supporter, the most incompetent person to ever occupy the White House.

"To adults, (ie: non-moonbats), this looks BAD."

This only looks bad to mouth breathing republicans, who believe that the President is a gay communist Kenyan in their spare time.

"And that means that someone in the White House is going to be the reason a Special Prosecutor gets a gig."

..and that would be a waste of tax payers money if there ever was one. I thought you drooling lunatics were budget hawks?

"How's that HopenChange working out for ya?"

Pretty excellent, thanks for asking. :) Just imagine where we would be if Grampa McWar was our President and Suzanne Summers was our Vice President? I'm absolutely digging the change that I believed in.

Posted by: latenightwhatnot | May 28, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"If they dangled a position in the administration for dropping out of the race, it's still a felony."

How? Statute? Legal reference?

Posted by: BGinCHI | May 28, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

This explains the private lunch Obama and Clinton had yesterday.

Posted by: mpkeen71 | May 28, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

To All PlumLine Readers,
In advance, I apologize to all other readers of the PlumLine - save one, but I feel a need to play a rousing game of “whack a troll.” Presently, I shall commence to dismember our troll “quarterbrain” a.k.a. “quarterback.” It won’t be pretty. Avert your eyes if you cannot stand the sight of teabagger viscera.

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I am surprised that Greg was not astute enough to pick up on the similarities in method between this senate race and the replacement selection for Obama's former senate seat in Illinois. "A guy in the White House just had a little talk wid another guy who had a talk with the Governor of Illinois." Sound familiar? And who was the guy from the White House? Rahm Emanuel = Tom Hagen, the consigliere.

Posted by: obamamamajamma | May 28, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Did the White House get this scenario from "24" or what? Come one folks, this is unreal.

Posted by: clautz | May 28, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Ethan2010 wrote: The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.

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The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and Obama wants to go CAMPAIGNING, GOLFING, PLAYING HOOPS and VACATIONING.

Posted by: scotthyland | May 28, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:12 AM
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Give us a break !

If this was Bush and Karl Rove we are SURE you self-righteous self-serving liberal/progressives would be singing a different song.

No one is above the law.....this issue needs to be investigated.

And its ashame that no one in our corrupt liberal/progressive MSM wolfpack press even asked Obama about this yesterday.......it took the last question from the "fox" to bring this issue up.

MSM wolfpack you're walking on egg shells better start representing We The People instead of a political party.

And we ALL KNOW which political party their propping up........don't we?

Posted by: allenridge | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Slave latenightwhatnot:
"Pretty excellent, thanks for asking. :) Just imagine where we would be if Grampa McWar was our President and Suzanne Summers was our Vice President? I'm absolutely digging the change that I believed in"

I do so love the stench of moonbat desperation in the morning...

Thanks for that...really!

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

So this is what Obama meant by changing the culture in Washington? Never has a President so royally screwed up so fast. Lemma be clear - time for incompetent one to head back to Chicago and community organizing.

Posted by: gorams1 | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if body fluids and a dress are involved?

Posted by: AV1RICK | May 28, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

why do you get the feeling this is part of the behind the scenes obama-clinton war? carville just came out and ripped into obama in an "the empereror has no clothes" way

Posted by: dummypants | May 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Sestak will come out and describe a different story?

Posted by: SoCalconservative1 | May 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

No doubt the promised official version will come as late on this vacation weekend Friday as possible.

Posted by: bryan37 | May 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Greg-

A few small tidbits that change the story. Sestak knows Clinton. He worked in the Clinton White House and served as a policy advisor on the NSC. Sestak was one of the only (if not the only) Congressional candidates that Clinton campaigned for in 2006 (the DCCC sponsored several joint events, but Clinton's event for Sestak was only Sestak and Clinton). Sestak was one of the strongest surrogates for Hillary in '08 in PA. Needless to say, given this relationship, it makes sense that the White House would ask Clinton to act as an intermediary. Yes, it shows it was important to the White House to get Sestak out of the race, but it's not like they were having a former President call someone he had never met before or had no connection with.

Posted by: pollibido | May 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Didn't Obama meet with Clinton yesterday before his press conference? Interesting timing

Posted by: patrick127 | May 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Pu-leeze. Is this a comedy or what. Obama is really bringing in the big gun on this one. The Heisman of liars, the only person on earth that can argue both sides of the meaning of "is". Isn't it time we go into the white house and grab "O" and throw him into the Potomac. What ever was said about "W" has come back ten-fold with Obama. "W" might have been a little inarticulate as compared to Bubba, but Obama comes of like a SNL skit. Everytime he opens his trap I hear, Da Bearss. I say again Pu-Leeze do something about the state of affairs in DC.

Remember in November.

Posted by: Warrior07 | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

How's the luck Drudgers?

Catch anything yet?

NO?!

ALL THAT TIME WASTED!!!

And just think...

You COULD have been using this time productively...

Oh, say, to GET AN EDUCATION!

Or READ A BOOK!

Or enjoy your life!

There's still time, the day is long.

I'm sure you will find that your waste of time was thoroughly enjoyable on some bizarre pathologically insane angle.

HAVE FUN WITH THAT!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

@Andrea_KC

The key word in your comment is "publicly"

Posted by: tspafford | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Flatulent Man-let:
"Presently, I shall commence to dismember our troll “quarterbrain” a.k.a. “quarterback.” It won’t be pretty. Avert your eyes if you cannot stand the sight of teabagger viscera."

Are you now?

Well that would be a first.

Take a bit of advice...this is not the subject on which to sally forth and flail against quarterback on.

But you'll go right ahead and make a fool of yourself anyhow, won't you?

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Obama lied and lied. Wait, it is racism to just write negatively about the worst president in U.S. history. he has no management experiences.

Posted by: Rockvillers | May 28, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

"Presently, I shall commence to dismember our troll “quarterbrain” a.k.a. “quarterback.” "

As I said, I tremble in fear of retribution at your mighty hand.

LOLOL

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

As expected, there's no there there. Clinton Whole thing is blown up by Republicans frantic to try to damage Sestak because he will crush Toomey in the election.

Posted by: dudh | May 28, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Ran this story past the BS meter. It was quiet on Clinton meeting with Sestak, but it lit up on the phrase, "..Clinton's overtures to Sestak merely constituted an effort to gauge his seriousness about the race.."

Sirens, lights, the works. Then it pouted. Never insult the intelligence of a BS meter.

Posted by: Will11 | May 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Bilgeman,

Glad to see you still here -- as much as the moonbats get all wee wee'd up.

What's your take on the top kill and what's happening with the "gusher"?

I read that it's working. I read that it probably won't.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Great - bring back Clinton, the last impeached President, to offer the bribe to Sestak. Looks like Obama might be facing his OWN impeachment in the very near future!

Posted by: Realist20 | May 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Clinton's veracity is beyond question...lol

Posted by: Sigmonde | May 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Much Ado About Nothing.

It is no different than The White House offering Arlen their support, if he switched parties, and voted on their most important legislation.

Therefore it is a little too late for The Republican Spin Doctors to start complaining now.

By the end of August, this RNC Faux Outrage will have lost it's potency, and the country will tune them out, as will the voters in Pa.

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if body fluids and a dress are involved?

Posted by: AV1RICK | May 28, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

And of course the REALLY hilarious thing is that Sestak still has to stand for election in the general against Toomey!

It would be utterly delicious if, after all the votes are counted, Sestak goes down in defeat?

One wonders if the Alleged Hawaiian won't name him Ambassador to somewhere, should Toomey prevail...

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

What a bunch of hooey. Sestak would have said Bill Clinton and not his original February statement that White House discussed a position with his brother. I wonder why Bill is falling on the sword for Obama. Must be something in the future for him or Hillary. Notice that Bill Clinton visited the White House on Wednesday this week with the soccer team and then had lunch with Obama. They weren't about to do this with a phone call that could be recorded. Obama administration reply will be "this is our story and we are sticking to it". Good luck with this one. Phewy, stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: curious3 | May 28, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Sex Slave Bilgeman:

"I do so love the stench of moonbat desperation in the morning...

No, that is apparently the aroma of a retort-less knuckle-dragger. You need to Shower up Bilgey.

Posted by: latenightwhatnot | May 28, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Glad to see that once the White House saw Specter in serious trouble, they had no qualms about trying to take the citizen's of PA's preferred candidate away from them via bribery.

If you're a PA citizen that voted for Sestak, know that the White House tried to rob you of a choice in the matter of your next Senator.

Is that really 'change' - engaging in bribery to keep the same old sleazy politicians in office?

Posted by: dnara | May 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Look at the calendar of the POTUS for the last few days...you'll see that he had a private lunch with BilboClinton...and then coincidentially within the next 48 hours we read that Bilbo is the fall guy on the Sestak bribe. haha. They must think we are all total idiots.

Posted by: SeePOTUSCalendar | May 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse


Great Poltical story.

Obama throws Clinton under bus to eliminate Hillary threat.

Clinton testifies at Obama impeachment hearings.

Posted by: jfv123 | May 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse
**** TO ETHAN... DO you really think the GOP can do anything to help in this SPILL..WHEN GOV JINDAL wanted to do something..the WHITE HOUSE had to put it's investigators on it. THEY denied that idea to jindal. THE white house doesnt listen o the GOP Members.. SO Where is your guy?? Planning a vacation.. one visit in 36 days..to the GULF. ONE! and his 2nd visit will be the day before he goes on Vacation. THE WHITE HOUSE is now using Bill Clinton as their scape goat on this FELONY offense. IT's yet ONE MORE LIE from this admin. And people arent gonna fall for it..SESTAK NEVER mentioned bill clinton..he SAID,, the WHITE HOUSE..BILL CLINTON isnt in the white house anymore.

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Dudhead: "...Republicans frantic to try to damage Sestak because he will crush Toomey in the election."

Republicans, frantic? Frantic about Sestak? Which Republicans? What support do you have for your contention that Sestak will win in November? He will CRUSH Toomey? Don't you think he has shot himself in the foot by leaking the fact that an illegal bribe was made by the Obama administration?

You make no sense at all. The law is posted earlier on this page; there is plenty of "there" there. It doesn't seem like anything to you because, like most libtards, you have no sense of ethics, morality or decency. You just spew out nonsense because you can. What a waste of space you are.

Posted by: gfm2010 | May 28, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

The White House brings in a perjurer to propose a felony, is this what it going to come down to? Well Mr. Obama did promise something different didn't he and the country sure got it, "yes they did."

Posted by: rnord | May 28, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

andrea: please bring up something more current than 30 years ago. You know, some things might have changed since then, and quite frankly, I don't believe ANYTHING the left has to say about Reagan.

Posted by: PACIFICENV | May 28, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

"DO you really think the GOP can do anyth"ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Welcome to being Drudge-bombed, Greg.

Jake in 3D

Posted by: JakeD3 | May 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

For Ethan2010, Bush? First, he's no longer President so get over it. Second, he was not much better than Obama or Clinton. He spent money, declared a global war on terror yet absolutely refused to shut down our borders. He grew government just like the rest of these idiots in Washington. Neocon merely means progressive with a lower case p. Neocons, progressives and liberals all want one big happy planet rather than an independant, strong and free USA. I feel sorry for you- you seem completely absorbed by the left wing propaganda machine.
On a different note, give thanks to your Vets- they pad the price for your safety and freedom. Unfortunately, we're now abusing them by making them run around third world countries that we have no business being in and that have no impact on our lives or economy.
The new policy should be - if you screw with us, we'll bomb you back to the stone age and leave you there. No rebuilding, no civilian casualty concerns, you bring the terror- we'll bring the end.

Posted by: srt298 | May 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Sestak said "someone in the White House".
Last I checked, Bill was out. If Bill WAS the one (doubtful) then Hillary must resign because she promised Bill would not become an issue.

Why did it take so many weeks for this to come forward... and why after a private lunch with Bubba.

OBAMA AND BOTH CLINTONS MUST BE BANISHED FROM THE POLITICAL REALM AND ALL FINANCIAL DEALINGS OF ALL MUST BE INVESTIGATED!

WASHINGTON NEEDS A TOP TO BOTTOM(feeder) SCRUB

Posted by: simplyput | May 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

QB:

"What's your take on the top kill and what's happening with the "gusher"?

I read that it's working. I read that it probably won't."

If they can pump heavy enough mud at a high enough pressure into the well, they can stop the leak, but this would be akin to keeping a tire inflated with an air pump after removing the core from the Schraeder valve. The stoppage of the flow will only work as long as dynamic pressure is maintaned.

The REAL trick will be, again, when they cement the thing.

I foresee many, many OSV's making many many trips to the site with tanks full of cement, (we shoot the cement to the rigs via a pneumatic compressor, and it's often a god-awful mess to do this).

That will be the "Oh S**T!" or "Thank God!" moment...when and if the cement sets up.

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

For the Mob that is now running the Whitehouse the means justifies the end.

All they were concerned about was bulldozing their agendy as fast as possible without any pollitical opposition to slow them down. A fllibuster proof Senate with Spector's 60th vote and it would be a free ride for cap-n-trade, illegal alien amnesty, Obamacare (by Veterans Day), Stimulus and, spend spend spend happy days, etc.

Unfortunately, for them they did not have a plan B. They did not expect the people to rise up (Tea Party Movement) and to loose Dear Teddy's seat in Mass. Also, the Huge Wave that ushered Obama in has broken and now his public politcal endorsements appear to be an Albatrose as in Jersey, Virgina, Mass. and now in PA have shown.

What's left now that the Fox (Dem Party) once the light has been turned on in the Hen House and they are caught with a bird in each hand? Only November will tell. Now the mantra for independents, conservatives, and blue dems is, "WE WILL REMEBER IN NOVEMBER".

Posted by: Juan_One | May 28, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

lawdy, lawdy, and the white house press corpse goes to code red -- bill clinton's involved and it gives the magpies (and many commenters) a chance to relive their glory days of panty-sniffing.

sniffsniffsniff.

Posted by: mycomment | May 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Blame Clintin. He has been convicted of lying under oath and has a track record of lying. Anthing he may say cannot and should not be believed. This goes all the way to the top. They can't honestly say Obama was not calling the shots.

Posted by: clarify | May 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

If it was all that simple why did it take a week or more to tell? I wonder what he paid Clinton. Clinton is the best lier they got. Good choice. They had the since to go to the first string. It ain't going to fly though because they waited to long to come up with this feeble answer. Does everyone see who the democrats really are yet?

Posted by: tri5 | May 28, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

the side scandal here is the media's appalling lack of interest in the story, for which there is one simple explanation: the mainstream press is not intersted in scandals that don't involve republicans.

if this were a GOP candidate offered a job by the Bush white house you know the Washington Post and every other mainstream media outlet would be going ballistic.

it's why the post does not have any credibility with GOP/conservative readers. we know whom the post goes to bat for, whom it carries water for, and whom it doesn't.

Posted by: guest1 | May 28, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

srt298, Obama is PRESIDENT. YOU LOST. "GET OVER IT."

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Ahh... the cover up begins. I wonder how this will end?

Posted by: burson3 | May 28, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The same Right Wing Nutjobs who fully supported The Bush/Cheney Firing Of Federal District Attorneys, who would not engage in political motivated prosecutions, are now howling about about this?!

What a bunch of two faced morons!!!!

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

"The White House maintains that Clinton's overtures to Sestak merely constituted an effort to gauge his seriousness about the race..." Are YOU serious? What kind of a chump excuse is this? Really, anyone who believes ANYTHING this White House says is seriously deluded and criminally ignorant.

Posted by: changein2012 | May 28, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Oh, so now it's Clinton's fault. The man can't take responsibility for anything.

Posted by: izntthatspecial | May 28, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

CNN just referenced a NYT article on this.

Was this an exclusive or?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | May 28, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

If 'Sick Willie' talked to 6pack that settles it. Clinton has never been caught not lying.Even to a grand jury. It's now definite,6pack was offered a job not to run for senate against Specter.

Posted by: 1uncle | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

If you offer someone an immediate position in your administration, it is not quid pro quo. He would have to resign from Congress to take the new position - that is understood. But you could make the offer just as an upgrade.

This happens all the time and is much ado about nothing.

Posted by: GeneWells | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Somehow, I'm not surprised...a racket of grifters and snake oil salesmem. All you old hippies out there, this is what you were protesting back in the day, wasn't it?

Posted by: Superpower | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

This is so silly! It's called "politics", people - and Karl Rove was the Grand Master.....

Mar. 26, 2010
>>>...... after Rep. Ben Gilman found his congressional district eliminated by redistricting in 2002, the White House tried to persuade him from challenging another Republican congressman in another district by considering him for an administration position. Karl Rove repeatedly intervened in Republican primaries. And Tim Pawlenty is not a senator because Rove urged him to run for governor instead.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/03/issas-call-for-a-special-prosecutor-does-it-have-merit/38064/

Posted by: angie12106 | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Minnesota House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday that he won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2002, but only because Vice President Dick Cheney called him on his cell phone earlier in the morning and urged him not to challenge St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman for the Republican nomination.

Pawlenty's dramatic last-minute decision is the latest development in an extraordinary intervention by the White House and President Bush on behalf of Coleman, who was chairman of the Bush presidential campaign in the state.

The White House's intense interest in the race is a reflection of the 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.

It may also signal a keen interest by Bush for Republicans to win the seat held by Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who has been among the president's most severe critics.

On Tuesday night, White House political strategist Karl Rove called Pawlenty and urged him not to run. Pawlenty said he was still intending to begin an exploratory candidacy after the Rove call.

But the request from Cheney, which came as Pawlenty was returning from a dentist's office with his daughters, was impossible to resist.

"On behalf of the president and the vice president of the United States, [Cheney] asked that I not go forward. . . . For the good of the party, for the good of the effort [against Wellstone] I agreed not to pursue an exploratory campaign," Pawlenty said at a news conference.

At the White House, a spokesman for Bush confirmed that Cheney made the call, but he declined to elaborate.

"I guess from our end, we would consider that conversation private," White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.

But he said that Bush, Cheney and Rove have discussed the Minnesota race and that Coleman has strong support in the White House.

"Norm Coleman is a respected leader who worked very hard for President Bush during the campaign as his Minnesota chairman, and because of that, he has many friends in this administration," Stanzel said.
From an April 19, 2001, Minneapolis Star Tribune article

Posted by: RichieRichA | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

More holes in this story than in a sieve!

It took four months to uncover this alleged, impeachable offense, bribe attempt &
they get Clinton, the pardoner of Marc Rich
& the appointer of Holder to a Federal Judgeship as a reward, to be the fall guy?

Another fantasy from Axelrod's/Plouffee's
Fanatsy Works with assistance by the same legal team(Perkins Coie) that is hiding Obama's records and past!

Karma is on its way!

Posted by: Concerned14 | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

OH MY, MY ISN'T THAT SPECIAL, THE SCAPE GOAT IS MR. BILL-- ONE CAN'T BELIEVE ONE WORD THE WHITE HOUSE SPEAKS !!! LET THE "TRUTH" PREVAIL !!!

Posted by: icebluee67 | May 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

"I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

HAHAHAHA! Sure it will! And the tooth fairy is real! No lie!

Posted by: big1 | May 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

quarterbrain,
This is a giant helping of “I told you so” that you can chew on.

In case you’ve forgotten, you made the accusation that I “lifted from far-left blogs,” and asked me to “Please provide your source and the proof for each one.” You then very bravely said, “I know you can't, and so do you.”

Later, you went on to boldly state:
“You made the allegations, and you have to prove them. You said they are all easily verified. I linked your list of alleged quotations so you can easily show us.
But you didn't verify the ‘quotations,’ which you lifted from lefty blogs, and now you find you can't. You lied.
And, no, I'm not going to stop saying that. You lied. You are an inveterate liar. But everyone knew that already from your past lying episodes.”
By the way, lifting “from lefty blogs” or even “far-left blogs” does not disprove the veracity of any quote. Unless you can prove that ALL sites you deem “lefty” or “far left blogs” are inaccurate, your a priori statement is meaningless. Besides, I have several quotes that I link to audio or transcripts of the bloated pedophile himself.
This is really going to be fun.
The link to my original quotes to prove Limbaugh is a racist:
http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-national-committee/steeles-rnc-takes-limbaugh-line-on-race/


My citations of same:
1. “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”

Response to a black caller he was having a hard time understanding in the 1970s when he worked under the name "Jeff Christie" on a top-40 music program in Pittsburgh, as quoted in Newsday (8 October 1990) where he expresses some remorse at having said it; also in “The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error” (1995) by Steve Rendall, Jim Naureckas, and Jeff Cohen [ISBN 156584260X] , and "Bone Voyage" at Snopes.com (September 4, 2007) - from Wikiquote


2. “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

As quoted in "Limbaugh: A Color Man Who Has A Problem With Color?" by Jeff Cohen and Steve Rendall in FAIR and The Los Angeles Times (7/6/00), and at "Bone Voyage" at Snopes.com (9/4/07)

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Now we know why Obama met with Bubba the other day: to get their stories together!

We all now see just how corrupt this incompotent group is...

Posted by: denves | May 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

"DO you really think the GOP can do anyth"ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

SPEECHLESS I SEE... Because you know we are correct..and you are just blowing hot air..Try using that to clean up the mess in the GULF.

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Cont’d.
3. “Spike, if you’re going to do that, let’s complete the education experience. You should tell them that they should loot the theater, and then blow it up on their way out.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZfzhuetj9U&feature=related

The reference is at 5:36, but refers to a quote from the previous show. He repeats the quote nearly word for word. That segment of his first show is not as readily available as is his later reference to the quote. Still, it is in Limbaugh’s own words and he is quoting himself.

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

The White House should have brought in Monica Goodling to get rid of Joe Sestak

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I do not believe Clinton ask Sestak at all. Obama had lunch with Clinton the other day. I believe it was all concocted then that Clinton would take the blame!

Posted by: crystal9154 | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

It's Okay When Republicans Do It

Excrement Hits The Fan In Baggerworld When A Democrat Looks Sideways

I'm sure you NEOCONS were real upset over the multitude of legal violations by the Bush Admin!

Cry me a river of oil.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

OK, let me see if I understand what is going on with this "Sestak thing" and the context of our daily lives: North and South Korea are on the verge of military conflict which may drag USA and China and Japan into it; USA is fighting two wars; the European Monetary System is on the brink, which has negative implications for USA economy; Americans in this country are rapidly becoming radicalized to the point of planning to harm other Americans; Latinos are on the verge of becoming balkanized thereby posing a security and cultural problem to the populous and in addition to so many other things like ten percent unemployment; we are now fighting an oil spill which is threatening most of the Gulf and east coast. So with all of these matters the so-called elite media is being sucked in by FOX News and their demagogues to discuss whether the person who won the contest between two democrats was offered another political job....YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP.

Posted by: october30 | May 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Cont’d.
4. “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”

Radio show; reported in the Flush Rush Quarterly, 1/93.


5. When Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL) was in the U.S. Senate, the first black woman ever elected to that body, Limbaugh would play the “Movin’ On Up” theme song from TV’s Jeffersons when he mentioned her. Limbaugh sometimes still uses mock dialect — substituting “ax” for “ask”– when discussing black leaders.

(See below # 6.)


6. Such quotes and antics — many compiled by Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) for our 1995 book — offer a whiff of Limbaugh’s racial sensibility. So does his claim that racism in America “is fueled primarily by the rantings and ravings” of people like Jesse Jackson. Or his ugly reference two years ago to the father of Madonna’s first child, a Latino, as “a gang member-type guy” — an individual with no gang background.

Both #5 & #6 are debunked in “The Way Things Aren't” by Cohen and Rendell (see #1 above). Hey, you ought to be impressed; Cohen is a REAL lawyer.


7. LIMBAUGH: “I know St. Louis. Where does the light rail system go?”

CALLER: “It's running from downtown at Union Station out to the airport, and then there is one branch that runs to East St. Louis.”

LIMBAUGH: “(Laughing) East St. Louis? They got no light rail system to West County? They got a light rail system to East St. Louis where nobody goes . . .?!”

At the time, East St. Louis was home to 41,000 people, 98 percent of them black.

From Jeff Cohen, in a 2009 Huffington Post piece.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-cohen/limbaughs-racist-rhetoric_b_318374.html

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Liam-still - thanks for showing your ignorance, it is common for new administrations to replace Federal DA's shortly after taking office. Bush kept many more of them than our criminal Bubba did. Get an education and come back later.

Posted by: changein2012 | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Interesting that Rahm is out of town. Why would Clinton take the fall for him? What is the truth? We'll never know because the media could care less about the truth anymore.

Posted by: burson3 | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Interesting! A draft-evading, impeached, former President, has the "Audacity of Hope" in approaching a retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy--that he will "take one for the team" for Specter, with the promise of What? And now, for something different: A light, sweet Summer Dem fruit salad with; Sestak (shiny apple) Specter (bloodied orange) Bubba (over-ripe banana)--topped off with some Obama (flaky coconut). Tasty, isn't it! How long will the nation have to wait for a special prosecutor? And who might that be? Wait: Is that a Cuban rum (Janet Reno) waiting to be added to the salad--for a little numbing of the senses? A nice little CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN, on a hot summer day. Serves only a few, though! ENJOY!

Posted by: marshafromIndiana | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton = Charles Logan

Posted by: bill2235 | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

It's against the law for the White House to have a preference about who the Democratic candidate for a given office might be? LOL.

Posted by: posttoastie1 | May 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Cont’d.
8. Limbaugh once complained about African-Americans: “They are 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

Published on Wednesday, 7/16/03 by the Boston Globe,
“Limbaugh Brings Baggage with his ESPN Blabber,” by Derrick Z. Jackson


9. “I mean, why didn’t these morons leave New Orleans before the hurricane? I’ll tell you why: because they wanted to rape and loot! That’s just the way some people are! And if they’re black — if the rapists and looters are black — it’s not George Bush’s fault! We’ve had these problems ever since the Emancipation Proclamation. Once the whites leave town, all you’ve got is overwhelming lawlessness. That’s not racism, Mr. Snerdley; it’s a proven, demonstrable fact. Have you even seen a ghetto in Greenwich, Connecticut? I rest my case.”

Radio; 9/12/05, as reported in Choice Quotes from GOP Boss Limbaugh, by stevegfromkc, Wed Mar 04, 2009.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/3/4/144122/9109/129/704646

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Oh my! The retribution has begun!

And Gassy the Clown is citing Cohen's book as proof! Oh no!

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I find this interesting - the WH sent Clinton to "gauge the seriousness" of Sestak's run. Now I ask what might have tipped them off that he was not serious? Why would they care? It's pure BS like most of the other pronouncements coming of that office these days.
It's clear even to the most seriously challenged minds out there that the WH was looking for ways to promote Arlen to victory. Plain and simple.
So the BS claim above's purpose?? Also, plain and simple - to hide the truth that a bribe was in the make for Sestak to bow out.
Hey you useless "reporters" who are not on Obama's payroll - do something for God and country - grow some guts and report the truth - you'll sleep better as will we.

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Seems to me the WH has admitted guilt in conspiring to break the law by using Bubba as a proxy to pursue this clearly improper behavior. Time for Rahm Emmanuel to resign!

Posted by: Swordman | May 28, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Cont’d.
10. “They oughta change Black History Month to Black Progress Month and start measuring it.”

Radio; 2/27/06.


11. “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

Radio; 1/19/07.


12. “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”

Radio; 2/21/03.


13. “Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela — who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.”

Radio; 8/21/07. Whether you approve of Media Matters or not, you can listen to audio of the bloated pedophile spewing this racist drivel, directly from his own Oxycontin hole:

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200708230008

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Re: "Clinton is at the center of this whole story is noteworthy on its own because of the former president's stature"

What "stature" would that be? As a liar who had "sexual relations" with an intern that he repeatedly denied under oath? Why should any one believe that he wouldn't lie about talks with Sestak to get Obama off the hook? After all, didn't his own wife point out that Obama should not be trusted before he gave her a job? Between both Clinton and Obama is there any respect left at all for the office of the American president?

Posted by: trainman55 | May 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Under Bush/Cheney;

Karl Rove and Monica Goodling hired and fired people based on if they were willing to engage in Politically motivated witch hunts, and prosecutions.


The Right Wing Trolls did not object to that vicious practice. In fact they fully backed it.

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

14. RUSH:  “I think the guy is wrong I think not only was it racism, it's justifiable racism.”

CALLER: “True.”

RUSH: “I mean, that's the lesson that we're being taught here today.  Kid shouldn't have been on the bus anyway.”

CALLER: “Right.”

RUSH: “We need segregated buses. It was invading of space and so forth.  This is Obama's America.”

Radio; 9/15/09.

I know you will have a tantrum over many of the sources, but here is a transcript of the pertinent portion of the show directly from the bloated pedophile himself:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_091509/content/01125106.guest.html

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

If Obama and his administration had nothing to hide why did they stonewall so long? Why didn't Gibbs do his usual song and dance routine? Why didn't Obama just answer the question during the press conference?

We all know that this administration will stop at nothing, legal or illegal it doesn't matter. It's trampled all over the constitution and ignores the law. What else can be expected from an administration filled with crooks and thugs.

Here's one of the most sadly laughable quotes to come from Obama, “We will promote these values above all by living them -- through our fidelity to the rule of law and our Constitution…”

Posted by: elby | May 28, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

How many of you neoconbaggers are on:

Social Security???? Medicare???? Medicaid????

Let's see a show of hands.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"12. “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”

Radio; 2/21/03."

LOLOLOLOL

That's your evidence!???

Carry on with your self-mutilation. Please.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Cont'd.
15. “If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable?” the talk show host asked. “I’m sorry — I mean, this is the way my mind works. But apparently now we don’t choose racism, we just are racists. We are born that way. We don’t choose it. So shouldn’t it be acceptable, excuse — this is according to the way the left thinks about things.”

Radio; 9/15/09.

Here is another a transcript of the pertinent portion of the show directly from the bloated pedophile himself:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_091509/content/01125110.guest.html


This is WAY more Limbaugh than I ever wanted to subject myself to, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a sniveling little liar like you assert that have I lied or libeled anyone, especially when it is so easy to expose you as a posturing fraud. There are probably more links, but this is more than enough to prove my point.

Your problem is that you assume that everyone is as intellectually lazy as you are. You don’t bother to buttress your arguments with facts, so in your tiny little mind that makes it axiomatic that nobody else will either. Then, when confronted by actual evidence, you wax imperious and declare it irrelevant and level the charge of “liar.” You accuse people of lying if they merely disagree with you. I call you a liar when I know what you are saying is demonstrably false and that you are being intentionally misleading. THAT is the definition of a liar, not mere disagreement.

Again, whether you like it or not, I’ve far exceeded at least a basic standard of evidence, most certainly exponentially more than you have. I have also proven beyond all doubt that I personally made up NONE of the quotes. Feel free to debunk anything that you can.

I’m sure you became a whiz at research in your time at “top 5 law school.” So come on, muster up all your sock puppet lawyerly skills and dazzle us all with your cartoon legal wizardry. It ought to be good for a few laughs.

Again, apologies to all, except quarterbrain.

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

: RichieRichA , Advising someone not to run is one thing..OFFERING THEM A Position in the white house is quite another. BRIBERY comes to mind.. READ THE LAW...it is a FELONY. just like you dont understand what ILLEGAL MEANS...

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

So this is the story that takes three months to reveal while evading the questions?
They couldn't just answer the question, who offered the job?
It took a long time to get their ducks in a row.

Obviously, they (WH) know they are walking a fine line. They thought because Sestak and Clinton have a friendly history that Sestak would not expose the bribe.

It takes months to susposedly "tell the truth"? This is the new "transparency" folks. Bring in the forces, come up with the best evasions and deceptions they can think of.

Posted by: pjcafe | May 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

So I guess Sestak is lying about the white house contacting his brother as outlined in this article. Amazing how you can arm length a felony So is Clinton going to be charged with trying to buy Sestak?

Probably not.

What about putting people under oath?

With Holder running the show Probably not?

By Paul Kane
Friday, May 28, 2010

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) said Thursday his brother has spoken with White House officials about the congressman's allegation that he was offered an Obama administration job if he would stay out of a Democratic Senate primary.

Sestak ran in, and won, that primary, defeating the White House's preferred candidate, Sen. Arlen Specter.

He told reporters Thursday that he would not expand upon his prior statements until the White House releases its report on the matter. President Obama said in his news conference such a report would come "shortly."

Posted by: john_w_truscott | May 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Offering a government job is the same as offering cash. That is the way it goes. Its called a bribe. It was rejected and exposed by Sestak for his own protection.

What Clinton did, in his own life, is screw up AFTER the crime by lying. I believe that is what they are trying to get Sestak to do so they can then blackmail him and draw him into the crime.

This is the time period in which you DO NOT lie, and DO NOT scheme. This is the period in which people do thing that eventually send them to JAIL. Good place for Clinton and Rahm.

Posted by: tropicgirl | May 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Elby,


So what you are saying is, since Bush/Cheney stonewalled for a long time, on the Valerie Plame outing, they must have had to be hiding something.

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

My, my,....we sure are draining that swamp.

Posted by: Mair1 | May 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

QB:
"Oh my! The retribution has begun!

And Gassy the Clown is citing Cohen's book as proof! Oh no!"

Awww, you know how it goes with these cattle.

The Flatulent Man-let would rather prattle on about Limbaugh being RACIST, even while the Alleged Hawaiian's henchmen lock the door of the cattle-car taking the man-let to the "Resettlement Center".

It's part of that mental impairment that moonbats have.

Even meme-master Sargent has it:
"I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options,"

As though anyone without a federal grand jury subpoena in hand will be able to find that out...

...and even THEN.

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Well, at least there was one attempt at a topical, relevant post (thank you, flipyaforeel) before the Comments sections went pear-shaped.

Posted by: Gallenod | May 28, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

No Ethan2010....I am pretty sure what you meant to say was...we are drowning in oil and Obama is playing golf and planning his second vacation since the spill happened...and others in his administration DIRECTLY involved in the spill crisis are white water rafting, going to concerts, fund raising and yes possibly even planning fishing trips...any and everything but doing anything to mitigate the crisis. GOP members not having ANYTHING to do with or any control or power over the crisis are continuing to do their jobs which happens to include ethics and criminal investigations....I am SURE that is what you meant to type

Posted by: caseoftheblues1 | May 28, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Um, yeah, huh? Well, uh, THIS 'IS' POLITICS YOU KNOW! It will take a while to get back to Statesmanship and civility with a touch of diplomacy!

Posted by: rcossebo | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Wow, look at all the 0bama kneepadders who can't explain anything so they just call people names and say it's Bush's fault.

Bwaaaaahaaaaa, what a pathetic lot.

oh, how you like that, "0bama kneepadders"?
Kind of goes right along with you libs calling the old folks waving American flags "teabaggers" in reference to the sexual practices that you libs do.

Peace out, c ya in the coming war.

Posted by: EdgarFriendly1 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

This explanation reminds me of the old joke:

Hey, Teach!

The dog ate my homework!

Posted by: Concerned14 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

this is about as irrelevant a story as you can get. the ONLY reason this is even getting 5 seconds of attention is that Republicons know that without a doubt that they are going to lose PA this year again.,

Posted by: John1263 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Because 'talks were informal', it's OK?

I don't think so!

Posted by: Lee32 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Interesting note: while the links aren't live, including multiple links - I'm not sure how many - still lands one in moderation.

I would have rather posted quarterbrain's smackdown as a single post, but with multiple links, it would not let me.

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

"If they dangled a position in the administration for dropping out of the race, it's still a felony."

How? Statute? Legal reference?

Posted by: BGinCHI | May 28, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

___________________

It is a felony becaue Sean Hannity, Thrush Limbaugh and Joe Scareborrow say it is. And we know they are all full of stautes, legal references and BS.
Except when it comes to the oil spill, then they expect Obama to be down there *(without any help or suggestions from any DRILL BABY DRILL RETHUGLICANS) sucking up the oil themselves.

This is a non-starter, just more clacking away by the party that has nothing better to do than rant away.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY THAT WISHES THAT PEOPLE WOULD STICK TO SOLVING PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF FINDING FAULT AND WHINING all day.
IT IS SO TIRING

Posted by: racerdoc | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Memo to the State Controlled Media:

Clinton was acting as a private citizen merely offering his personal advice to a potential candidate. That is all. Ignore the little man behind the curtain. These aren't the droids you are looking for.

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
And the lies go on...
And the lies go on...

Posted by: CEBFburg | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Here comes the special prosecutor . . . . Clinton gets to participate in his second impeachment proceedings . . .

Posted by: deegeejay | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

caseoftheblues1, what I meant to type is:

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Joe Sestak accused the Obama White House of offering him a job if he would back down from their own Senate pick, Arlen Specter (D-PA). The Leftington Post spins today that Rahm sent none other than Bill Clinton to merely have an “informal” discussion about that possibility, merely ‘testing the waters,’ so to speak. In other words, they got caught, no one believes their previous denials; and now they have to downplay using carefully chosen elements of the truth to maintain credibility.

My friends have heard this rant before. It’s a good rant: The Liberal media does not investigate, but ameliorates, minimizes, excuses, spins, and apologizes for unethical, immoral, and illegal behavior on the Left. Conversely, when it comes to Conservatives and Republicans, their antennae are always up for anything that would discredit Conservatism. Reports are often purposely misconstrued, exaggerated; and they remain in the news cycle for weeks. Free press? Right.

Posted by: Michaelisoftenright | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Is it under RICO Statues or Conspiracy when obama has to have lunch with billy clinton so they can go over their stories before disclosing what really went on and that was a bribe for Sestak to stay out of the race. This is the most CORRUPT adminstration in the history of the USA

Posted by: bobojake | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Greg Sargent says...

I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up.

Yeah, right, sure it will. Trust us, we would never do anything wrong.

Posted by: harmony2 | May 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

YEAH RIGHT! Does the Obama administration really think the American people are this stupid?

When you need to commit an impeachable offence, I guess you seek the advice of an impeached ex-president. The impeached Clinton connection makes the story plausible but far from likely.

Posted by: mcmorrisb43 | May 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter who the messenger is, its the message he carries!

Once again! Rahm Emmanual attemps to bribe an elected official, and once again the Media will ignore it, just as they did when Rahm tried to bribe Governor Blagojevich to select Valerie Jarrett to the Senate for Obama.

Posted by: maxwellsmart | May 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Next we will hear that also in the meeting over lunch was HOLDER, RAHM, KAGEN, SOTOMAYER, and obama's personal legal team...along with Billy and barack...and soon the legal papers will come from the legal team..advising they were there the entire time to make sure the law was followed and no rules were broken... And Bill Clinton can come out and release a statement, saying HE DOES NOT RECALL what was discussed..

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

How many interns were in attendance at this meeting?

Posted by: yokohlman | May 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

felonies aren't important to democrats because they"care". lay down with dogs,get fleas!

Posted by: carlbatey | May 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I gotta say that I think this is a non-issue. Political parties try to manage their assets. The Republicans are far more invasive in this practice than the Democrats. Remember how Tom Delay ran the House of Representatives? Either you were on board with the party's legislative agenda, or you would not receive party support for your next campaign. Obviously, Republicans want to spin this as an attempt on the part of Democrats to undermine the democratic process. I actually agree with them. This type of behavior DOES undermine the democratic process. But political parties exist for better or worse, and this is one of the tools both parties have used pretty much forever. It is somewhat disengenuous for Republicans to point the finger now - but then, that is part of politics, too.

Over all - a non-issue.

If you really want to live in a democracy, support campaign finance reform. Force candidates to run on a specific budget financed through taxation. Then you will undermine the significance of political parties, corporate lobbies, unions, and other counter-democratic institutions that seek to elevate the significance of one voter's voice above another's.

Posted by: kuato | May 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Right Wing Moron does not even know that Special Prosecutors can no longer be appointed.

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Let's see if Sestak comes clean with the real truth, or did this corrupt administration get to him, again, and make a better offer.

This has been the typical, corrupt, Chicago way of Governing since this adminisration took office. The Health care bill was passed with corrupt bribing, arm twisting & promises. This administration will keep going in this manner until Obama has completed his agenda of complete Socialist control, and completely destroying this country.

Let's face it. Obama doesn't like American, and could care less about what the people want. Those that keep making excuses for him, need to pull their head out of the sand, or one day they, and their children will pay big time.

Wait till the healthcare plan takes affect, and see how much of your paycheck is left, and what rationed care you get, when you are denied the tests and treatment you need. The elderly will pay big time for what Obama is doing.

Posted by: Joyce16 | May 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Let's not panic Obama Will not be re-elected to office and new members of congress will fill the house.. the end is near!

Posted by: akeegan2 | May 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

It is time for a grand jury in Pennsylvania to see the corruption by obama and clinton going across State Lines

Posted by: bobojake | May 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

So what we have now is a wide-ranging conspiracy involving an impeached former president and a (possibly) soon-to-be-impeached current president, and other assorted players within the current White House administration soon to be identified.

This would make a great storyline for a fictional political thriller, but no one would believe that such intelligent people as 0bama and Clinton would do something this stupid.

And given that Clinton is a proven, convicted liar, why should we believe his version of events? As I first heard from Scotty on the old Star Trek series,

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Posted by: Nick_in_Alexandria | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up"--? Are you out of your mind?

The release of the WH's response will clear up nothing. It will only muddy the water beyond repair--FUBAR, as the military says. And that will be their goal, Greg. They don't want to "clear up" the issue. They want to "muck" it up so no one can ever figure out what really happened.

And that's because most likely someone in the WH committed a felony.

Posted by: ulyssesmsu | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse


Congratulations, Sargent for getting the scoop!

No wonder Sestak wouldn't say who offered him the job. He's close to Clinton and he probably didn't want to betray him.

I hope Clinton could implicate our Teflon President Obama in this scandal.

As far as the Romanoff job offer, sources said it was Messina, Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff who offered him the job at USAID if Romanoff would drop out of his race.

Posted by: janet8 | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

And why should we care about this?! For the sake of everyone - attend to real issues - there are plenty of them.

Posted by: pakrueger | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

nixon used the power of the presidency to committ, finance, and then conceal a criminal network whose purpose was to undermine the integrity of US elections. Comparing that to typical political horse trading is so absurd it would be laughable if the rightards did not actually beleive it was serious. Conservatives are going to smear senator to be Sestak with everything they have because they know he is going to mop the floor with that lunatic toomey.

Posted by: John1263 | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

This makes no sense...

A position in the White House was being offered or it was not.

What does it matter if Bill Clinton was the hired thug to offer the Quid Pro Quo / Bribe?

Are they saying Obama and the White House were out of the loop on what Clinton was doing?

How the hell Could Clinton offer a Job without the knowledge of Obama?

Oh I see... Obama can just Pardon Bill Clinton for anything felonious...

The government is absolutely corrupt.

Posted by: batfly | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

1) don't the applicable laws say the offer can't be made directly or indirectly (by the WH)? If so, then tossing Bubba into the mix doesn't help Obama since he was sent by Rahm.

2) Sestak said he would have a statement after the WH makes their statement. What will he say? Perhaps he should wait until the WH makes it clerar exactly what was offered or suggested to Sestak.

3) the WH coordinated the statement with Sestak's brother. Why did they need to do that?

4) it does appear that this is the WH attempt to Top Kill this story for the Holiday weekend.

Posted by: bubbabgone | May 28, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

What a bunch of nothin.

Posted by: benintn | May 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Lying to get us into TRILLION DOLLAR WAR = "USA! USA! USA!"

Dems involved in politics = "most CORRUPT adminstration in the history of the USA"

Ahhhh yes. The neocon brain.

Or lack thereof...

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Okay, so we at least know 1/2 the story, that Bubba the Snake was an intermediary. Now we need to know who Clinton spoke with in the White House. Using an intermediary is also a Felony. The truth comes out soon, or there is going to be some people in front of a Federal Grand Jury and the snake Bob Bauer won't be able to do anything to stop it. I don't believe a word this White House says anymore and America wants answers.

Posted by: RobbieK | May 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Run, Joe Sestak, Run!

Good riddance to the Specter of the Senate!

Posted by: org2 | May 28, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Hinting at and administration job is not a felony. Stop believing everything glen beck tells you.

Posted by: John1263 | May 28, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

The White House is just trying to deflect attention by mentioning Clinton. The fact of the matter is that Clinton in NOT in office, Obama is. So, it will be Obama who is ultimately blamed for this fiasco. The Clinton haters need to get a life.

Posted by: enchantress_ashley | May 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Let's be honest here: if George W. Bush had asked his father, or some other Republican, to get someone out of an election to save the seat for someone else who had just switched to the GOP, the Demmies would be screaming at the tops of their lungs about "a crime" and "the cover-up" and demanding that whomever did it should be "frog marched" out of the White House. And if Bush resisted naming a special counsel? Breaking news reports on CNN would go off; MSDNC would air hour-long specials with titles like "What Did the President Know, and When Did He Know It?" Keith Olbermann would have on his favorite disbarred lawyer, John Dean, to tell his demented viewers that this is Nixon and Watergate all over again.

Yep, those Democrats see crimes and conspiracies and jail time and frog marching when a Republican is in power. But when their fellow Demmy does the same thing (and here I thought that Obama said he would "change the way things are done in Washington"), they pooh-pooh it and make up excuses and say, "Nothing to see here. Let's move on."

If HYPOCRISY sold by the pound, the Democrats would be trillionaires. Perhaps they could then pay off the budget deficit they keep blowing up each passing day.

Posted by: gideonssword81 | May 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

There's only one unbiased party that can make an impartial judgment on this matter: a special prosecuter.
If the WH counsel really believes there was no wrongdoing, than it shouldn't object to having this affirmed by an independent counsel.
Even the hint of felonious conduct at such senior levels of our government requires a complete and unbiased vetting.

Posted by: mtpeaks | May 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Clinton is a red herring. They figure the GOP has tired of bashing Clinton and because he's not in office right now, he has nothing to lose. The GOP needs to keep their eye on the prize. Sestak clearly stated that they attempted to bribe him. I'm sure everyone involved is now burning up the phone lines to get their stories straight.

This is starting to stink like a cover-up. Engineered by the slippery Rahm Emanuel, of course. Obama looked very nervous about this question yesterday, and Sestak looks like a deer caught in the headlights just before the collision.

Time for a special prosecutor, folks.

Posted by: theduke89 | May 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Is it a "formal" disorder to blame all of your criminal behavior on former Presidents?

Posted by: deegeejay | May 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans are now desperate. The rightwingers have begun to realize that the November change is in favor of the Dems and the Repubs are now grasping at straws.

Posted by: Continuum | May 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Let's call Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, THIEF OF STAFF!!!!!!

Posted by: bjdehart | May 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

When Darrell Issa and the Republicans in Congress become willing to disclose all their meetings with all lobbyists, corporate donors, and others, and become willing to ONLY speak to those parties ON THE RECORD, and refuse to have any private conversations, then I might take them seriously. Even then, I'd probably laugh them out of town. But as it stands, the President and the White House are thousands of times more open and honest than the GOP is. This is much ado about nothing and I don't think Sestak is going to press the issue any further.

Posted by: benintn | May 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

So...BHO, Jr., has a talk with Bill, over lunch, and discusses with him the notion to offer Sestak a "...job in the Administration so's we can keep Arlen on the job to protect our 60-vote majority in the Politboro/Reichstag to be protecting my vision for America," and Bill says "...yeah, sure, if'n you pay the campaign funds for my wife's run-in with ya'all when she was trying to get a look at your birth certificate...ya see, that's still out there festerin' and all that; you cannot be a 'Natural-Born Citizen' causin' yer dad was an African and yer dear mom did not live for 5-year period after she was 14 to be given' you her nationality; me'n Hil know this, and so does ever'body else but they just ignore it; but, I'll do it--cut me a check made out to the Sisters of Charity c/o the William Jefferson Clinton Home for Unwed Mothers and I'll be taken' care of the rest...never, ever define the meaning of the word 'IS' and never go under Oath." (Clinton had oysters for lunch and BHO, Jr., had chicken fingers dipped in hot sauce and a burrito). IF BHO, Jr., and Clinton talked about this, isn't that conspiracy? IF Rahm has spoken about this criminal act to BHO, Jr., is that not conspiracy? Ewwwwww...

Posted by: charlestsherwinneocon | May 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

What we have here is a failure to communicate . . . the truth. Conspirators are their name, concealment is their game.

Posted by: JRS2U | May 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Slave john1263:
"Hinting at and administration job is not a felony. Stop believing everything glen beck tells you."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/politicolive/0510/Sestak_confirms_WH_job_offer_to_get_out_of_Senate_race.html?showall

Actually, moonbat, it was what Joe Sestak told us.

Can you remember that?

Joe Sestak said he was offered a job to drop out against Arlen Specter in the primary.

NOT Glenn Beck.

Joe Sestak.

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"The Republicans are now desperate. The rightwingers have begun to realize that the November change is in favor of the Dems and the Repubs are now grasping at straws."

Really??? Ha ha ha ha ha ha *sputter* *sputter* ha ha

Posted by: deegeejay | May 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like a great story for "plausible deniability" if I ever heard one. What a load of croc we are about to be fed from the WH. Obama's lawyers have been busy no doubt, and all this stinks so bad it is unreal. Wake up America, smell the corruption!

Posted by: AZsparrow | May 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

What a load of BS. Emanuel asked Bubba to gauge how serious Sestak was about running for senator.
As if, Sestak woke up on a Thursday morning and thought, "I don't have anything better to do today, so I think I might run for senator - or go down to Starbucks."
This ain't never going to float.

Posted by: rkline37 | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

pakrueger , DUH, this is a real issue...
just like the ILLEGALS invading our country is a real issue..and barack is sending nat.guard troops to the border..BUT they arent there to STOP ILLEGALS..that's also a real issue that barck is not handling..after all MEXICO is running our country..because they are concerned that national guard troops will racially PROFILE..so now they are just there to take GUNS away from the illegals, as they pat them on their heads, give them a jug of water and wish them well in their new home of the USA.

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

You actually want us to believe this created script?

Let me provide you an alternative ending:
Sestak wanted to win at all cost. WH (Emanuel) with full consent of the president approached him with the offer. Sestak declined but decided to use this as his "winning-hand" move. Sestak wins but now he needs the Dem to back him or he's out. And now he has the burden of proof. Everyone wants blood. What to do, what to do?

Idea: great a scapegoat w. past role in acting as an intermediary-i.e. representing US to free 2 journalists in NK. Who is the best bull-sh***er in history? CLINTON is our man. Now tell Sestak he better play along with this script or it's "adios" They can't fire CLINTON b/c he's not "technically" a government official. No illegal conduct was done b/c it was just an "offer" by a non "official"...JUST BETWEEN TWO GENTELEMEN'S agreement...

Posted by: american17 | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

This administration is trying to play the national scene the same way they did their local precincts in Illinois. It won't work.

They are exposed by their incompetence to simply govern effectively. And now the broad picture is emerging and people see they are posers and hypocrites.

And we are supposed to want MORE of this type of behavior in our lives? More government? More intrusions, more double speak and more lying?

Look behind you Mr. President. Where you are leading less and less are following. I no longer listen to you when you begin speaking on the radio. The sound of your voices has began to grate.

Posted by: Alvinjh | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

"Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he'd be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation."


Greg,

Clearly that means that they were talking to Sestak before he entered the race. If he had already entered the race, they would not be asking if he was serious about running.

Therefore, since he had not yet entered the race, they were not asking him to drop out. You can not drop out of a race that you have yet to enter.

How about putting it in some perspective;

Come up with a thread dedicated to all the Republican primary races, in just the past month or so, where the Republican establishment has backed a candidate and persuaded others who had already announced they were running, to drop out.

You can start with what they have been doing in Wisconsin in recent days.

Posted by: Liam-still | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

What crime was committed people? Even if Obama himself had offered an admin. job to Sestak if he got out of the race, that is not a quid pro quo or a bribe. If you take an admin. job then you have to get out of the race anyway.

Stupid right-wing witch hunt. If they ever take a majority in Congress we can look forward to all progress grinding to a halt so they can search for some minuscule thing they can claim is an impeachable offense. Republicans are power-hungry cretins who have no interest in doing anything useful once they have power.

Posted by: TonyQ82 | May 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Rahm Rahm broke a law ga ga oh la la . . . a bad bromance . . .

Posted by: deegeejay | May 28, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

You gotta hand it to the Politician in Chief, Barack Obama! He knows how to nullify any chance for Hillary to win the nomination for President over him in 2012. Once again, implicate former President Clinton as part of the latest example of Chicago pay to play politics. I hope Hillary resigns her SOS post, and declares her candidancy for President in 2012!

Posted by: mpwynn | May 28, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton at the center of a scandal??? Shocking!

Posted by: yampaco | May 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Issa wouldn't even investigate the BLACKWATER PYRAMID SCHEME!!!!!

DEFRAUDING THE TAXPAYERS FOR WAR GAMES = "USA! USA! USA!"

Dems involved in politics = "criminal behavior"

Ahhhh yes... I get it now....

How's the fishing going???

Still nuthin?

I keep telling you there's no fish left in the Gulf. It is a Dead Zone thanks to Bush/Cheney. But hey, go ahead and waste your WHOLE DAY posting to blogs about the latest Beck/Drudge conspiracy! Could be hugging your grandchild. Taking a walk. Doing something good for someone you love... But NO! You wanna go FISHING in a DEAD ZONE! Have fun wasting your time!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Bill tells Mr. Sestak: "I can set you up with a former intern of mine." Sestak replies: "Is that the bulldog with the rubber teeth?"

Posted by: johnson0572 | May 28, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I'm guessing they would have preferred to sit on this till Saturday night. As Joe Biden would say:

Merry F@$%^ing Christmas republican party!!!!!!!

Posted by: ADNova | May 28, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

WHAT A SCAM!! "Informal Talks"!! Just how INFORMAL would one perceive a discussion with a former president??

The White House is in dire need of a house cleaning, followed by FUMIGATION!

Posted by: wheeljc | May 28, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse


I wasn't expecting this announcement until after 4pm.

Everyone knows that you can get a former President to talk to a nobody Senate Candidate to see if he can be BOUGHT, don't they?

Sycophant lapdogs are reliable rubber stamps and it's Friday, and it's a weekend, and it's a holiday, and it's for the Vets and it's for our Obunker Regime so, next!

Posted by: wpjunk1 | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Hard to get to the truth. Put the parties under oath and start from there. Politicians lie all the time.

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it interesting that the White House would want to bring in someone from the outside to simply "find out if Sestak was serious about running?" I mean really. You really don't need to employ Bill Clinton to ask such a harmless question. They wanted to bring in an outsider because they KNEW that what they were doing was illegal and they needed to distance themselves. So now it's either that Sestak was lying or Bubba is lying. Obviously the only way we are going to get to the bottom of this is go bring in an INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR to investigate. No doubt they will all just say it was a misunderstanding. It's a cover up.

Posted by: whosiwhatzit | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

HAHAHA! OOPS!

Poll: Sestak Takes Three-Point Lead Against Toomey

Sestak 43%, Toomey 40%. The survey of likely voters has a ±4% margin of error. The previous R2K poll from two weeks ago, shortly before the primary, gave Toomey a lead over Sestak of 45%-40%

How's the fishin'????

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

All you folks who think this is a non-story - how do you sleep at night? It's no big deal the President of the US uses his taxpayer funded office for his own greedy power trip? Pointing to past wrongs by your favorite scapegoat - the other president, i.e., Bush is pathetic. This isn't high school anymore.

The truth should be a highly cherished commodity - if the highest office in the land disregards it - woe is us (US).

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

This is ameteur hour if Obama had Clinton for lunch at the White House yesterday. At least Nixon did not personally meet with the "plumbers" before they broke into the Watergate building or Reagan didn't meet with Ollie North to discuss Iran-Contra. This is crazy stuff if true.

Posted by: rogden71 | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.
Posted by: Ethan2010 |

Oh, PLEASE. You may not be able to focus on more than one thing at a time, but the GOP can manage it, thank you.

Plus, how can you even submit that with a straight face knowing that Obama is headed on VACATION this weekend despite the spill?

Posted by: trelaina | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Bilgeman wrote:

"Nice try, meme-master, but you give the game away in this line:

"According to the sources, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton and his longtime adviser, lawyer Doug Band, to talk to Sestak about the race."

PLOP! It falls right on Rahm's desk. So let's be clear that this was the "Rahm Emmanuel-Clinton-Sestak discussions".

And the bit about them being "informal" will hold no water whatsoever in Federal court. A quid-pro-quo WAS or WAS NOT offered. That is all the court will want to know, the formality or informality of the discussions' character is totally irrelevant to the facts.

"But the news that Clinton is at the center of this whole story is noteworthy on its own because of the former president's stature,"

What stature is that? The only president of the twentieth century to have been impeached? Or has that fact gone down your moonbat memory hole?

To adults, (ie: non-moonbats), this looks BAD.

"The White House sent Clinton to talk to Sestak because Arlen Specter, constituting the 60th Dem vote in the Senate, was viewed as key to enacting Obama's agenda."

And that means that someone in the White House is going to be the reason a Special Prosecutor gets a gig.

How's that HopenChange working out for ya?"

I always find it astounding how those on the right have absolutely NO PROBLEM with rigt wing administrations doing the EXACT SAME THING in previous years, but want a special prosecutor when Democrats are involved.

Here's one of those NASTY FACTS: A November 25, 1981, Associated Press article (from the Nexis database) reported that President Reagan's political adviser Ed Rollins planned to offer former California Sen. S.I. Hayakawa a job in the administration in exchange for not seeking re-election.

Dont you just hate when facts get in the way of your righwing nutjob narrative? And.. by the way, how's that "Drilly Baby Drilly" thing working out for ya?

Posted by: fairandbalanced | May 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Gassy the Clown,

I'll keep this short, since it doesn't require much to show, yet again, that you are a cowardly liar.

Your No. 12 "quotation" is known and proven fabrication. See, for example, Jeff Goldstein.

http://proteinwisdom.com/pub/?p=2963

Of course, you've done some googling now, so you know this. You've seen it debunked at Snopes. You've seen that there is no sourcing for it. You've seen it expunged even from wiki.

And you've probably even seen lefty bloggers admit they were duped by this lie, and that Limbaugh never said this.

Yet, here you are, peddling the lie yet again, and providing as your "evidence" this: "Radio; 2/21/03."

No mention of where you got this "evidence," because it is a fabrication.

And why did you not provide "evidence" for your full list of quotations?

Where is your proof for the supposed statement that slavery had its merits?

Surely you didn't just miss that one????

No, you did some googling, and you found it is a fabrication.

So you ignore it and pretend I won't notice. But all we have to do is go back to your original list and see that you just ignored this one. Because you know it is a lie you can't support.

You've done nothing but prove yet again that you are not only a malignant liar but an unrepentant and recalcitrant one.

And look at how pathetic you are -- a weak and servile loser, obsessed with trying to vindicate yourself from my charges.

Why couldn't you vindicate yourself? Because I check facts before I speak, and I try to speak with a little care rather than discharging a reckless stream of calumnies as you routinely do.

But we know now that you'll never learn. You cling to your lies irrepective of the evidence. I know your kind well.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan publicly offered Senator S.I. Hayakawa and ambassadorship if he would drop out of the primary. And Hayakawa publicly declined the offer.

Here is the old AP story:

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/rte148/hayakawa2.jpg?t=1274969769

How come the Republicans didn't squeal about this one?

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Hinting at and administration job is not a felony. Stop believing everything glen beck tells you.

Posted by: John1263 | May 28, 2010 11:23 AM

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Actually it can be, if the recipient of the hint got the message loud and clear, which is what happened in this case. Just because people play with words, doesn't mean a crime did not happen. Prosecutors can uncover intent and motive and prove the case.

If Emanuel said, "There is this job of Secretary of the Navy that will soon be available, etc" that is actionable. Just because he didn't say outright that "We are offering you the job of Secretary of the Navy,. . ." doesn't mean a crime has not occurred. If there is clear intent to influence behavior, then that, as I understand the law, would suffice to prove a felony.

Posted by: theduke89 | May 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Let's see if I get this correctly. Emmanuel supposedly asked Clinton to feel out Sestak, to see how serious he was about running for senator.
As if Sestak woke up one Thursday morning and thought to himself, "I don't have anything much to do today, so I think I'll run for senator, or maybe I'll just go have a latte."
Yea, that sounds real reasonable to me!

Posted by: rkline37 | May 28, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Let's wait to hear from JOE "DIMWIT"BIDEN..I am sure he will clear it all up.. We can believe everything joe says... LMAO!

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 28, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

While I can see why all backalley negotiations raising eyebrows is there anything illegal about this?

Posted by: Cossackathon | May 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

"That impeached line comes off as madness when it comes from a Bush supporter, the most incompetent person to ever occupy the White House."

Uhhh, history will tell (once and for all) but it seems as if the "anointed one" is quickly shaping up as being the "most incompetent" person to ever occupy the White House. Funny thing is he is only a year and a half into the job and already deserving of the crown.

Posted by: please3 | May 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

"The truth should be a highly cherished commodity"

It is for those of us in the reality-based community!

The problem is that it ISN'T cherished with people like you who obviously care more about FRAUDULENT ALLEGATIONS and CONSPIRACY THEORIES. "greedy power trip" OOOHHHhhhh! Hahahaha! You're such a sucker. One born every minute.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

flipyaforeel --- nice try at spinning for the gold, but you lose .... firstly, if this story is true, why wasn't it admitted immediately - Mr. Bill has no hesitation at lying as to what he might have said.

Secondly, as an emissary of the President, I believe Mr. Bill would bear full responsibility for violating federal statute just as if he was a federal officer.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | May 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it funny how the right goes insane when Democrats do the EXACT same thing Republicans have done over and over during their administrations. They act like offering this Sestak thing is something that has NEVER EVER happened. Are you really that clueless and ignorant to history. Here's one for you:

A November 25, 1981, Associated Press article (from the Nexis database) reported that President Reagan's political adviser Ed Rollins planned to offer former California Sen. S.I. Hayakawa a job in the administration in exchange for not seeking re-election.

By the way. How's that "Drilly Baby Drilly" thing workin' out for ya?

Posted by: fairandbalanced | May 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Obama using Clinton as the fall guy brings to mind Billy Martin's description of Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner: "One's a born liar and the other convicted"

Posted by: kohnfjerry | May 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Of all people you'd think President Clinton would know not to get involved in doing someone else's dirty work. Especially someone who called him a racist and turned a large part of the Black community against him, the way Obama did.
It doesn't make sense. After how Obama rode dirty all over him, if I were Clinton I wouldn't have lifted a finger for the skinny little punk.

Posted by: OxyCon | May 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Nice to see this half ass-ed reporter has decided whatever explanation Oblame-O gives will clear it all up, what a lame pathetic excuse for a reporter,he fits right in at the Washington Compost. Sucks Barry's butt.

Posted by: fe59 | May 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Bilgeman,

"Awww, you know how it goes with these cattle.

The Flatulent Man-let would rather prattle on about Limbaugh being RACIST, even while the Alleged Hawaiian's henchmen lock the door of the cattle-car taking the man-let to the "Resettlement Center"."

Gassy just has this Ahab-like obsession.

He will board the cattle car because he thinks he is going to be one of the guards or commandants.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Obama met with Clinton prior to the release of a statement on the Sestak situation as a courtesy. If it had been someone other than Clinton, a minion could have handled the discusion, but as a former president Clinton rated a personal meeting with the current president.

Did they discuss the tone and content of the release? Quite likely. But they also probably discussed other topics not related to Sestak.

Much to the chagrin of Republicans, Clinton was very popular when he left office and remains popular today. Mentioning either Clinton or Obama in conservative circles generates a lot of heat. Mention that the two met or are working together on anything and hard-core conservatives go nuclear (much like hard-left liberals become highly unhinged about W, Cheney, or Rove).

It's useless to ask the true-believers on either side to give it rest, though. Their executive functions are completely inert at this point.

Posted by: Gallenod | May 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I do not understand what the big deal is.

Are you trying to say that people are not offered inducements to get out of political races somewhat routinely?

This is man bites dog news. Both Democrats and republicans for eons have offered cushy jobs to someone who stood in a favorite candidate's way.

If this were Bush would we even be reading about it? People would be saying "ho-hum." But because the right has an Obama fetish they just can't give up we have to act like this is a big deal?????

Please

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | May 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

"It is for those of us in the reality-based community!

The problem is that it ISN'T cherished with people like you who obviously care more about FRAUDULENT ALLEGATIONS and CONSPIRACY THEORIES. "greedy power trip" OOOHHHhhhh! Hahahaha! You're such a sucker. One born every minute."

Having a hard time holding back the flood Ethan??? lol - Don't worry the Campaigner in Chief will fare no better. ha ha ha . . .

Posted by: deegeejay | May 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Ruh-roh.

Posted by: Geepers1 | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I am a liberal. Been this way for 35 plus years.

Bill Clinton is gumming up the Democratic party. He is the poster child of a corrupt southern politician. No better or no worse then any other corrupt southern politician, including GW Bush.

His pardoning of Marc Rich is just one example of why this Bubba needs to go to to barn, and put to pasture retired along with his wife.

Everything Clinton does is all about himself. Pretty much sums up what GW Bush also.

These self indulgent 60's children should turn over politics to a later generation that have a desire for ethics and integrity wanting better things for America!

Posted by: ArchieHaase | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Man! The song for this administration should be, "The Wheels of the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round" Because they SURE do THROW a LOT of 'friends' under it!

Posted by: Glubber | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

further thought ... why wouldn't Rohm Emanuel speak directly to Sestak - why'd he need an emissary?

Surely then Emanuel knew it was against the law to offer a federal job in exchange for Sestak dropping out of the race.

Sleaze eventually rises to the top!

Posted by: Hazmat77 | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

"but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

LMAO. Just love our independent press corps.

Posted by: contrarian7 | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Didn't have to scroll down to far to see the usual right-wing banter in this blog. "Impeach because he got involved in a shady deal and for lying"...HMMMM....

...seems to me another president, appointed by the Supreme Court in 2000 got involved in another shady deal...was he impeached? Not to my recollection.

I seem to remember that Bush's lie led directly to over 4,000 U.S. deaths in Iraq, over 40,000 wounded soldiers and one TRILLION DOLLARS in loss to the U.S. Treasury.

I think you all are missing the point here.

A possiblelie about a minor political maneuver should get the current president impeached, but a lie that led to death and destruction of thousands of US soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians overseas doesn't?

Please explain...

Posted by: dc1020008 | May 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

"Plus, how can you even submit that with a straight face knowing that Obama is headed on VACATION this weekend despite the spill?"

Oh noesszzz!!!!

Maybe he's going to clear some brush!

HAHAHA! H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S.

How's the FISHING, trelaina? Catch anything? What's that? No more fish left alive in the Gulf? How's that DRILL BABY DRILL thingy workin out for ya? *WINKYWINKY*

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

And while our boy in the WH is bribing Congressmen he's banning drilling in SHALLOW WATERS in a knee-jerk because of his mega-Katrina dysfunction.

I would ACCEPT his RESIGNATION.

Posted by: wpjunk1 | May 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Clinton: "Hey Barack, this is Bill. Say on that Sestak fellow in Pennsylvania running for Arlen's Senate seat, I think he serious. I told him that if "is" were to be "is" a possible really sweet job, wouldn't that be better, but he didn't really think so"!

Obama: "Just plug the damn hole!"

Clinton: "What that Barack, you know I'm good for that?"

Obama: "No not you Bill, some pesky advisers bothering me that Gulf Spill"

Clinton: "Now Barack, you can make some political hay out of that Gulf Spill crisis!"

Obama: "That my brilliant plan, Bill!"

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Tommybaseball:

This is a big deal because if there was some sort of enticement for a job to get Sestak from running, that would be a felony.

Posted by: Geepers1 | May 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Clinton?
Yes, you can believe there IS another felony here.
Hey Holder, where the special prosecutor?
Get on that, NOW!

Posted by: jblast2000 | May 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Will Ken Starr be writing another pornographic novel about this issue. Let's see $90M in the late 90's should be about $150M now. Sign him up!

Wouldn't it be nice if those clowns in the Republican Congress found some other way to pass the time other than calling for special prosecuters? They have no clue how to govern a nation, only how to waste our tax dollars on useless drivel. Oh, but Ken Cucenelli, Virginia's new AG, is going to get some money back from college researchers who used tax funded grants to prove global warming. What a twit.

Posted by: johnhouse | May 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Throw Clinton under the bus on the eve of a long holiday weekend, count on people's short memories and the Greg Sargents of the world to take what you say as gospel, and everything falls neatly down the memory hole.

This, from the most transparent administration in the history of the universe!? Sorry, we aint buying it, Greg. This administration must use a very different definition of transparent than most of are familiar with.

These are not the droids you're looking for... go about your business... move along, move along.

Posted by: jpmzo | May 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I think the job offered was Executive Director of the Marc Rich Pavilion at the William Jefferson Clinton Library.

Posted by: reval | May 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the old cut out man trick...

Posted by: jasonn13 | May 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Oh, goody, goody, goody! Does this mean that both Emanuel and Clinton will go to prison? I hope, I hope, I hope!!

Posted by: georges2 | May 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

ArchieHaase .... Other than you No one seems to believe Bush43 has that particular fault.

By the way, Clinton is only the messenger. It is Obama and Emanuel who are responsible for the Chronicles of Sestak.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | May 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

yeah, rahm did this all on his own. he didnt clear it with obama. this is wonderful. the trail ends at rahm, even if any of this is true. "rahm acted stupidly.'' what a collection of sub-amatuer hacks. on second thought, they were smart enough to call some dope at the post who would gladly float it. who's the source, baghdad bob gibbs?

Posted by: ydid | May 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

We all know that Bush would have been bashed for sending out a political operative in an attempt to gain political favor/advantage. That's a given.

The interesting thing about those defending our POTUS is that the same defenders cried foul when Roland Burris was involved in a similiar "situation."

Man oh Man do I wish my party members would exhibit a bit more consistency instead of hypocrisy!

Posted by: dcis1 | May 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

TommyBaseball,

Don't make me laugh! I have stiches and they are starting pop! If Bush had done this...ARE YOU SERIOUS!! This would be FRONT PAGE, HEADLINE NEWS on EVERY STINKIN' channel for DAYS!! Instead, we only hear this on some papers, FoxNews and maybe into the hour long segment on a cable news show!

You KNOW it, I KNOW it, and so does EVERYBODY Else!

PUH-LEASE!!!

Posted by: Glubber | May 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

quarterbrain,
You whine and demand that I post evidence and when I do you whine even more. You a teabagging fraud.

Feel free to cite evidence rebutting the quotations.

I guess you'll have to wait to get your instructions from the bloated pedophile Limbaugh first.

Posted by: Gasman1 | May 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

So let me get this straight. The current Liar in Chief asked the ex Perjurer in Chief to commit an IMPEACHABLE offense for him?

UnFnBelievable!

Posted by: harpotoo | May 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

"But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!"

Posted by: FergieTD | May 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

A new variation of BLAME BUSH: now it's BLAME CLINTON. Who's next. Probably Carter: his "Amy says nuclear arms control is most important" may have led to "Malia said, 'plug the hole Daddy.'"

Posted by: jpip | May 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse


"...the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

You think?

Posted by: DagnyT | May 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Ethan 2010, spoken like a true liberal! It's the country that drowning from Obama's policies, and yes, yes, yes, the GOP wants to go fishing. I hope this results in prison sentences for a lot of people! You don't like it? Too bad! We're sick and tired of Obama's lies. He's a closet dictator!

Posted by: georges2 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Wasn't it reported that Obama met with Bubba the other day? No doubt that meeting was to get their stories straight. What a crock.

Posted by: antropov80 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Why is this page one news? The Korean Peninsula is destabilizing towards war, the Gulf of Mexico is an oil swamp, the Eurozone is disintegrating, and we have to worry about if the President supports some Senatorial candidate or not? That's his business, it's routine democratic party work. Not page one news.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse


In my opinion this White House has 3 deficiencies regarding judgement/or calculated risk.

1. Summer of 2009...Absolute silence concerning the nascent Tea Party and the accompanying presence of firearms at their rallies.

2. Summer of 2009...Absolute confusion and minimum clarification concerning the specific White House aims/goals of the new health care policy. The American public was allowed to flounder in a confused state as policy was not explained, or contradicted, or revised during the clarification process.

The White House did NOT (it appeared) have a committed direction of initiative.

3. The oil leak...the diminished/marginal/minimized presence of the President on site. This domestic environmental holocaust had the appearance of benign neglect, no affect regarding blame, ambiguous cause, ambiguous legality...and most damaging, a President who did not seek the media initiative nor give the necessary time to at least appear to treat this as one more of many problems.

The White House appeared to Marginalize this problem.


And Arlen Spector....given his performance as a devout Republican supporter of the 2 Bush appointees to the Supreme Court and following many of his protestations, a line Repubican vote...Sestak will make for a fine Senator to replace this Spector phony. Spector should have packed it in and left Washington for good before this election. He got thrown out by a much better man. And the President should have ignored Spector just as, if we correctly recall, Spector's initial ambiguity upon switching to a Democrat. He earned his defeat. The White House should have dumped this bum.

All the above are lousy, amateur politics from the White House.

Like I said...some of the above are calculated risks. But they could have been handled much better. This bunch should spend less time looking at themselves in front of a mirrror glorifying themselves and mature their political judgement.

Posted by: jato11 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse


Obama's White House statement says it was a non-paying job.

I don't think that's the case because Sestak has said many times that the job he was offered by the White House a "HIGH LEVEL job."

What High Level job is non-paying?

They're playing games with us folks!

I just pray that they can finger Obama in this. That would be the "piece de resistance!"

Posted by: janet8 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Wasn't it reported that Obama met with Bubba the other day? No doubt that meeting was to get their stories straight. What a crock.

Posted by: antropov80 | May 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"a chance to relive their glory days of panty-sniffing."

In reality, we were all horrified by the stench when the media was finally forced to air the Clintons' dirty laundry. Calling the American public "panty sniffers" is as dumb as saying passengers enjoy flatulence on a crowded train at rush hour. Liberals think they're smart fellers, but they're nothing more than fart smellers.

Posted by: 2partsgin | May 28, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Hey, now we know why Rahm Emmanuel really decided to travel to Israel, and it had nothing to do with any of his kids either. He's avoiding the press.

Posted by: OxyCon | May 28, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

The comment "The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING.
Posted by: Ethan2010
-------------------------------------------
Ethan, you're describing obama...he can only handle (and usually with disastorous results) one issue at a time. Now when will you blame Bush for this particular situation?

Posted by: senatorgoofy | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Gassy the Clown,

So that your mendacity is clear, you failed even to try to support this quotation from your list:

“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

That's straight from your list of quotations attributed to Limbaugh, and you said it is "easily verified."

But now you don't mention it.

That is because it is a fabrication, and you know it. You repeated a lie. Now you pretend no one will notice.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Dear Greg,

"I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up."

It's so sweet to see you Postie lapdogs of the Obama administration lap up the White House's sugary protestations. And even before they say anything, you're sure that their next lie "will clear that up."

Here's the lead paragraph you'd write if this were Republicans:

"BREAKING NEWS--Washington. White House sources, speaking off the record because they feared violent retribution, today provided details on the bribery scandal engulfing the administration. The sources say that the President personally contacted a disgraced former President, who was impeached for criminal conduct, to request his intervention in the Sestak/Specter election. The ex-President, a lawyer disbarred for lying under oath, threatened Sestak with career-ending consequences if he refused to "play ball." The impeached President, known during his administration for nasty retribution against political foes, used Mafia techniques to imply that Sestak's career would be over if he did not withdraw from the race, but that if he did, he would enjoy a cushie Federal Judgeship, or even be named Secretary of the Navy. The ex-President's wife, who evaded prosecution by hiding evidence during federal investigations of her own malfeasance in the White House, has close ties to Sestak. Many of the ex-Presidential couple's close friends were found dead during their administration. The Post will continue to monitor this fast-breaking situation, and will report as soon as the Special Prosecutor is named."

You're welcome to copy any of the verbiage, Greg. Welcome to the land of the Free Press. You really do not have to spew the Party Line. You actually are free. Liberty. Enjoy it while you can.


Posted by: ColorMeCapitalist | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Remember the Kerry Intern Scandal early in his Presidential run? The one where Limbaugh and Fox News spent hundreds of air hours riling up the rubes over this supposed "crime"?

And remember how the rube fooling machine promised us irrefutable proof of the "crime" in "just a couple of days"?

Note that we're still waiting to see the "proof" five and a half years later.

This reminds me of that rube riling fest.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Does the school you attended breed all of its journalism students to allow others to write their articles?

Posted by: bfuentes1 | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

"But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!"

Posted by: FergieTD | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse


These birds all use 'cutouts' to shield themselves from legal liability.

The WH is FILLED with Marxists and lawyers plotting how to end our democratic Republic.

Las Vegas businessman, Steve Wynn, is about to be interviewed in the next 3 minutes about his opinion of the coming MEGA-INFLATION as Washington attempts to PRINT ITS WAY to prosperity,...and, fails.

Tune in to CNBC. NOW.

Posted by: wpjunk1 | May 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Isn't that typical of this lying bunch of Obama and his minions, blame it on someone that no one can touch. What a maginficant BS artist this Obama is, except for one thing, no one but no one believes a word this man says.

Posted by: walterndebby | May 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

"Ethan 2010, spoken like a true liberal!"

D*MN RIGHT!

Better that then a pure JOKE!

"I hope this results in prison sentences for a lot of people!"

HAHAHA!

How's the fishin' dude? I keep telling you neoconbaggers, you'll have better luck in the puddle at the mall parking lot.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

So let's see ... it was the Bill and Rahm Show.

Clinton gets a plum job somewhere

Rahm gets to seek asylum in Israel with a Presidential Pardon in 2012

Posted by: jimbob5 | May 28, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Sestak has repeatedly said that "someone in the administration offered him a position". Last time I checked, Bill Clinton wasn't in the administration. This doesn't pass the smell test folks. Sorry.

Posted by: rigoman33 | May 28, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

The orders to ask Clinton to break the law came from the top - so the top get charged welcome to impeachment mr o

Posted by: jackspratt1 | May 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

All I'd like to know is what does Clinton get for allowing himself to be thrown under the bus.

Posted by: thebink | May 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Ya see Bugsy, da boss he don like Al moochin in on his turf so da boss, he wants Al to jes take a dirt nap an da boss is willin to pay 10 grand to git da job done.

Now jes remember Bugsy, if da heat tries to pin dis caper on you - dis was jes an "informal" offer from da boss.

Posted by: brucefrykman1 | May 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Dangling a job before a sitting Congressmen and former a Vice-Admiral of the Navy, just to “GAUGE” if he’s serious type of guy?

"Is" that all it "is is?"

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Even the most stupid Fox News goober and Freeper now admits that the Kenyan birth certificate the GOP duped him into swallowing is fake.

So the GOP needs a new urban legend to rile up the mouth breathers with.

And here we have it.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Where's the illegality?

I want to change jobs and my boss says that he had other plans for me, just to make me think about making the move. Is that illegal? No.

And what if the White House truly did have Sestak on a short list of people being considered for Navy Secretary? They probably had to figure out how serious he was about running so they didn't waste their time vetting him.

Why weren't Republicans this angry when Rove suggested Bush purge DA's because they weren't prosecuting Democrats?

Posted by: pathfinder12 | May 28, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

If you believe this, I have some prime water front property on Mars that I would like to sell you. This is absolutely BS and it is nothing but CYA.

This makes te third time something like this has come up and it is always the other person that is lying.

We need to demand a special prosecutor.

Posted by: rbcintexas | May 28, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

If they promised Sestak a job for not running, so what? Unless he was threatened with violence or given a cash payment, which seems very improbable, then what was illegal here? Nothing at all. Politicians routinely give jobs and favors out, what's the big deal? On the floor of the U.S. Senate, they even go one step further. Lobbyists routinely visit the lawmakers to tell them how to vote, and that controls how much campaign cash and other favors they get. That can be illegal, but it's usually handled with some discretion. What Obama did, if he did it, that's not even jaywalking by D.C. standards.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | May 28, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

It appears Gassy has run out of lies and fled the scene.

Btw, I particularly enjoyed this statement:

"I have also proven beyond all doubt that I personally made up NONE of the quotes."

What a clever evasion. Since I accused you not of personally inventing them but of lifting them from lefty blogs, which you did, as anyone using google can easily find.

You just cut and pasted, without ever checking, without ever doing the verification you said was so easy.

Guess what: Repeating easily verified lies is lying, and it is libelous, even against a public figure, because you recklessly disregarded the truth. Check with your lawyer. He'll tell you that's true.

Posted by: quarterback1 | May 28, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse


this meeting just before the presser.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/05/bill-clinton-gives-obama-advice-on-how-to-handle-bp-.html

Posted by: rukidding8 | May 28, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

.

Hey Democrats,

I thought Bill was President already

BYE BYE

DEMOCRATS

.

Posted by: kstobbe1 | May 28, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

anyone who buys this sorry excuse is more clueless than the idiots running our government. bill clinton?? an unpaid position?? exactly how stupid do they think we are?

Posted by: dsuds1 | May 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Gasman1, quarterback1 WHO CARES??????

I do not care if you 2 have a personal deal or what, but you both need serious help.

This is childish and ridiculous. Do us all a favor and STOP!!!!!!

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | May 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

BTW, all you bagger freaks:

How's NIKKI HALEY treatin ya????

She's "PRO-FAMILY"... just not HERS.

How's Jim DeMental treatin' ya???

Vulnerable to an unknown Dem with months ta go!

How's Chicken Lady Lowden treatin' ya?

Refuses to answer if she backs CIVIL RIGHTS. Uh huh.

And ya'll are concerned about THIS! HAHAHA

Deflection-city. How's the fishin'???

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Dangling a job before a sitting Congressmen and former a Vice-Admiral of the Navy, just to “GAUGE” if he’s serious type of guy?

"Is" that all it "is is?"

You have to have only the maturity, and mental capacity of a 16 year; to try to pass that off as an excuse!

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

It must sux waking up knowing you're a liberal. Nothing is ever your fault. Always in denial. Sounds alot like the thinking of a 5 year old, which Obama still thinks he is.

LIBERALISM.......THE GUTLESS CHOICE!

Posted by: cschotta1 | May 28, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

This story is meaningless with a democrat majority in Congress. Oh, wait...

Posted by: obamamamajamma | May 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

OOPS!!!

Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid's re-election prospects have improved considerably as the GOP primary has evolved into a legitimate three-way race, according to a new poll released today by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/05/reid_runs_necka.php

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

fairandbalanced wrote>>>Isn't it funny how the right goes insane when Democrats do the EXACT same thing Republicans have done over and over during their administrations. They act like offering this Sestak thing is something that has NEVER HAPPENED.....

LOL - I know it. But it's especially amusing because it involves Bill Clinton - an added pleasure seeing Righties get all riled up.
They don't get riled up over Bush's DEregulation disasters, but Clinton's got a hold on em.

Posted by: angie12106 | May 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Let's also not forget Sestak's angle on this. He was running as the anti-establishment candidate. So, maybe Clinton or a White House rep did say something as innocent as, "Joe, we were actually considering something else for you. But if you want to run, go ahead."

Sestak takes that and uses it to his political advantage during a hot primary, proving that the establishment hates him so much, they're trying to con him out of the race. He probably doesn't figure how it will erupt weeks later.

Sestak, being the anti-establishment and running against Obama's policies, should have no problem giving up his sources and divulging more information. But he has not. He probably exaggerated for political gain and now it's haunting him and the White House.

Posted by: pathfinder12 | May 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

How would Clinton KNOW exactly WHO it was that he was talking to on the PHONE?

He COULD have been talking to a SPECIAL PROSECUTOR for all he knew, unless he had a Dick Tracy phone and I don't buy THAT one, Batman.

Posted by: wpjunk1 | May 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

A recent telephone conversation between the two White first Black Presidents:

Clinton: "Hey Barack, this is Bill. Say on that Sestak fellow in Pennsylvania running for Arlen's Senate seat, I think he serious. I told him that if "is" were to be "is" a possible really sweet job, wouldn't that be better, but he didn't really think so"!

Obama: "Just plug the damn hole!"

Clinton: "What that Barack, you know I'm good for that?"

Obama: "No not you Bill, some pesky advisers bothering me that Gulf Spill"

Clinton: "Now Barack, you can make some political hay out of that Gulf Spill crisis!"

Obama: "That my brilliant plan, Bill!"

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan offered sitting Senator S.I. Haykawa an ambassadorship if Hayakawa would drop out of the primaries. And Reagan did this in public. And his words were quoted in the major newspapers.

And the wingnuts all cheered.

So what's different here?

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

KARL ROVE: " One of two things is true, you can't have two things true. One or the other is true. Either Joe Sestak is lying and he was not offered a position in the administration in return for getting out of the primary.

You know he's a liar, in which case not worthy of public service.

Or, he's telling the truth, in which case somebody inside the White House committed a felony. 18usc211 says that, a government official cannot promise a job in return for anything of value and it has a long list of values.

Saying to a member of Congress if you drop out of the primary and give a free ride to the general election for our Democratic nominee in return for which we will give you a government job, is clearly receiving something of value. The value is a clear path to the nomination of your favorite candidate.....

What he in essence is saying is that there's a felon inside the White House and I am going to stonewall and protect that individual. He has an obligation to tell. Either you're a liar, Joe Sestak, or you're protecting a felon."

Bill Clinton: I did not have sex with that man, Joe Sestak. It all depends on what the definition of the word job is.

Posted by: LETFREEDOMRING2 | May 28, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The head lines in today's papers like the WP will read:
"Obama in the clear because it is Clinton's fault".

Posted by: carmeldog1 | May 28, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Replace Obama, Clinton and Emmanuel with Bush, Cheney and Rove, and Greggie and the other girls at WaPo and NYT would be running stories day and night about the oil disaster and the possible cover up. Olberwoman, Chris Tingle and Mancow would be demanding impeachment. Sharpton, ol Jesse and Spike Lee would be down in Louisiana doing a documentary on how racism was involved in allowing the oil to kill blacks. WaPo and NYTimes could salvage their crumbling business model by pursuing these current stories with the same vigor had they been about Bush and company. Instead, they are reinforcing the moniker that most Americans have assigned to them - paid shills for the extreme left. Journalism is dead - all that's left is propaganda.

Posted by: ihatethepost1 | May 28, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

If it is illegal to offer job to candidate in order to induce candidate to withdraw from election, then change the law.

This is effective way to impact elections Plus, the withdrawing candidate will still be able to make some money and develope some political capital.

Free market politics! This is still America, isn't it?

Posted by: natburd | May 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"LIBERALISM.......THE GUTLESS CHOICE!

HAHAHA!!!

Oh NOEEZZ!!! Hilarious.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Andrea, it's not a GOP urban legend if a democrat makes the charge.

Not saying anything is or isn't true, I have no idea. But this isn't something made up by the GOP.

There may or may not have been wrongdoing, but I have to say that my eyebrow went up when we got the 'we investigated ourselves and found ourselves clean' statement.

Posted by: Geepers1 | May 28, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

You know Watergate started out in a similar way. Something fairly innocent.

It was the coverup that brought down Nixon.

As I watch this story blooming, there's a real sense of Deja Vu here...

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | May 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I knew the Chicago corrupt political machine would find someone to take the fall so that the WH would not be implicated and who is it, or course, Old Bily Boy Clinton! Clinton will take the fall for this to cover for what really happened and that was an offer directly from Emanuel, Axelrod via Obama to offer Sestak the Secy of the Navy job. Now Billy Boy will say he was the one that discussed the job with Sestak and any one with half a brain knows that this is total BS, but this will take the blame off the WH. They have probably already talked to Sestak so that they can all get their story straight prior to appearing before the media. Looks like The corrupt Community Organizer is going to dodge another bullet with the WH cover-up lies, why do you think it took them so long to come up with this fantasy tale? People that defend this corrupt WH are just as bad as they are!

Posted by: bulldog8 | May 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I think we should all be listening to Karl Rove on what is legal for a government to do.

Posted by: pathfinder12 | May 28, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Every party in every city and every state for the entire history of the United States has done this or similar. So what? The party of Watergate and Iran/Contra-gate is in no position to cast stones.

Posted by: Lefty_ | May 28, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'bribe' is. If the--if he--if 'bribe' means to offer a thing of value in exchange for altered action or inaction, that is not--that is one thing. If it means a valueless offer, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having offer any sort of 'bribe' to Mr. Sestak, that is, a thing of value, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true, because there is no greater punishment on God's green Earth than to be associated with this train wreck of an Administration."

-- William J. Clinton, August 11, 2010.

Posted by: zippyspeed | May 28, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the Moonbats on WaPo are an especially angry group of hoodwinked kool-aiders, huh?

They'll buy this Clinton-Sestak excuse hook, line and sinker and keep believing that November is just an illusion.

In the meantime, they try to divert attention - just like their hero, Barry does: "Forget that! Look! The Gulf is turning black!"
But they fail to see that ANY president worth his salt would have dropped the golf, the hoops, the Babs fund-raiser, the McCartney concert and the vacation, rolled-up his sleeves, set-up a fed control center on the Gulf and called-in Jindal, Crist and the other Gulf govs to brainstorm and fast-track approvals.
He should have OWNED IT from the start and even if he failed, nobody could have criticized his aggressive resolve. This is when a president needs to act like a president.
But quail eggs and caviar in SF with Moonbat Babs was far more important.
Now he has lunch with Bubba and...go figure... within 24 hrs., Bubba takes the fall! Pathetic.
You libs must be SO PROUD.

Posted by: yachttrak | May 28, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Cover up by using a convicted (lost his license to practice law) liar. Come'on...who believes this BS. Dont they ever learn, the cover-up can be worse than the crime??

Posted by: gagalbert | May 28, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

look for the big lie to come out at 5:00 pm today with the hope it will all go away after memorial day weekend..you know the day everyone except obama honors our soldiers....arlington makes obama very uncomfortable

Posted by: cico31 | May 28, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Every new President appoints thousands of political appointees. Do you think they all get appointed just for being nice guys? U.S. Corporations give hundreds of millions of dollars to U.S. Congressional Candidates, Republicans and Democrats, every election cycle. Do you think they do it just because they believe in the American Democratic process? Seems we have a lot of people here with their head in the sand. Living in a delusion of how they think things work. As for Obama, I don't know what was told to Sestak via Clinton or directly. Could even be that Sestak was just being asked if he was serious or not, as the Democratic Party has to decide which candidates are worth supporting or not. That's routine party business. Really, this is much ado about nothing.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | May 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Slave fairlyunbalanced:
"I always find it astounding how those on the right have absolutely NO PROBLEM with rigt wing administrations doing the EXACT SAME THING in previous years, but want a special prosecutor when Democrats are involved.

Here's one of those NASTY FACTS: A November 25, 1981, Associated Press article (from the Nexis database) reported that President Reagan's political adviser Ed Rollins planned to offer former California Sen. S.I. Hayakawa a job in the administration in exchange for not seeking re-election. "

You're obviously new here.

Your entire argument boils down to "tu quoque"...which means that you admit that there's a criminal conspiracy extant in the O-dministration.

We win.

"Dont you just hate when facts get in the way of your righwing nutjob narrative? And.. by the way, how's that "Drilly Baby Drilly" thing working out for ya?"

Actually, it's working out wonderfully.
I happen to work in the Oil Patch, in fact, one of the boats putting water on the Deepwater Horizon rig fire was from my company.

Unless you cattle wish to pay $10.00 a gallon for gasoline or eschew your automobiles and take up pedestrianism , we know good and well that we've got a few decades of drilling and production work ahead of us.

So suck on it...

Posted by: Bilgeman | May 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Whoever solicits or receives, either as a political contribution, or for personal emolument, any money or thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. Whoever solicits or receives any thing of value in consideration of aiding a person to obtain employment under the United States either by referring his name to an executive department or agency of the United States or by requiring the payment of a fee because such person has secured such employment shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. This section shall not apply to such services rendered by an employment agency pursuant to the written request of an executive department or agency of the United States.


Posted by: LETFREEDOMRING2 | May 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for the reminder that Barry the incompetent boob Obama is both an inept bungler of the Gulf oil spill, and a despicable corrupt crook who tried to interfere with a senate election. A felony has been committed here and the special prosecutor is needed get to the bottom of it.

Amusing how Barry's minions try to misdirect from one Obama disaster to another.

Miserable failure Obama

Posted by: screwjob15 | May 28, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Talk about corruption and collusion!

The sociopaths met behind closed doors to formulate the plan to keep Sestak out of the Senate race and then meet again behind closed doors to formulate a plan of redemption. Obama and Emanuel are now attempting to hide behind the culpable Clinton why? OH, yes, because they were caught in the midst of commiting a crime.

Also, it was Sestak's responsibility to come forward to the members of Congress and file the proper complaint in order that this was properly addressed and those involved questioned. This is serious and should not be waved off as if someone asked if he would like to go to dinner.

Posted by: imaginemore | May 28, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

In the morning, President Obama and Vice President Biden will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. Also in the morning, the president will welcome the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils to the White House to honor their 2009-2010 season at an event in the Rose Garden.

Later, the president and the vice president and former President Clinton will take a photo with the U.S. World Cup Soccer Team on the North Portico of the White House. Mr. Obama will then have lunch with Mr. Clinton in the Private Dining Room.

I guess they needed to get their story straight over lunch..

Posted by: redsky28 | May 28, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Now Billy Boy will say he was the one that discussed the job with Sestak "

That's fine. Lying under oath gets you into Federal PYITA Prison.

After all, it's pretty clear Sestak's story is most credible here. I'd be willing to take this to a jury and feel pretty good somebody in the white house will end up in jail.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | May 28, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Our family believes this is a possible crime. Here we have a WH advisor contact an already impeached President on behalf of a President who should be impeached to offer a job to a candidate if he drops out. NO this is not ok. Who in the heck do these sorry so and so s think they are? These large headed self serving creeps think they are royalty? Do they not know they work for the people? Am I just old fashioned enough to naively believe in honesty and honor? This explanation smelled and had how can I save my sorry a.. all over it. These people think this is just fine and business as usual to s... and deceive us. They have done this before and could care less what we think. I am steamed.......

Posted by: greatgran1 | May 28, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Another WH cover-up with Old Bill Boy falling on the sword for the WH.Anyone that will believe this story coming out of this corrupt Administration is either on drugs and/or dog food! You can bet they have already talked to and threatend Sestak about what to say so they will all be singing off the same sheet of music. Billy Boy has to be known as one of this nations biggest liars along with The Community Organizer. By the way folks, how is that Change We Can Belive In and Total Transparency working out for you folks who voted for this Progressive Socialist? If you support this man-child President and his corrupt administration, then you are just a corrupt as he.

Posted by: bulldog8 | May 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

What about not running for congress constitutes "value" in the legal sense of the law quoted by that idiot Rove? Also, what about an UNPAID position as an advisor on a board constitutes a "job" in the law as quoted by that idiot Rove?
This is simply a bait and switch for the party of NO; here, chase down this non-issue while we get on with meaningful business.

Posted by: rustyhoundog | May 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the Regime will throw Billy Boy under the bus. The Regime Leader is headed to South Chicago for the long weekend. This is so his teleprompters can be reloaded with more lies and BS.
Maybe he will also find a new birth certificate and SS Card.

Posted by: rlippert3 | May 28, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

CLEVER BY HALF

This is truly, truly surreal. The Obama WH is going to throw Clinton under the bus? Try as I may I can't figure out how they think they can control a Clinton involvemen?

Hello....this is the same Clinton that played the race card when Hillary's prospects were flagging in her Presidential campaign. This is a guy who lied himself into impeachment hearings. And they think they have made some sort of iron clad deal with old Bill to keep a lid on this kettle of fermenting fish? Good luck wif dat, Mr. President.

What would prevent Clinton from saying, "Sure, Barack, I'll take the heat on this one. You can say I was the emissary on this deal. No problem." Then the hearings begin at which point old Bill testifies whatever he decides to testify. Barack thinks he bought Bill's testimony but Bill takes on the role of the guy who is going to save the Republic from the corrupt Obama. Of course after the impeachment, Mrs. Bill runs, and Bill has the prospect of a return to the WH, vindicated for his previous wicked ways and the run of all things political with no official job and no responsibilities. (Except to have a whole lot of effing fun.) Too perfect.

Posted by: please3 | May 28, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Bhahahayaaahya.

Yeah right, the big question in the coming months is how much is the Philander-in-Chief getting from little Barry to take the fall for this criminal behavior.

Keep an eye on Bill's bank account balance. No wonder, Rahm rushed off to Israel and Barry is hightailing it off to converse with his buddies, Ayers and Wright in Chicago.

Luckily for Barry, his sycophants are dense enough to buy that a potential Congressman would gladly take a dive for an unpaid seat in one of little Barry beloved focus groups.

And to the first poster with the stupid comment on fishing, Republicans are simply looking for Obama, he is either on the golf course or partying with some of his rapper buddies to the late hours of the night. Those bloodshot eyes and short temper tantrums every Thursday aren't just a coincidence.

Posted by: LogicalSC | May 28, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

AWESOME! It took a couple of weeks to come up with the answer but it's brillient!
Obama can say "Clinton Did it!" Sestak can say "Yelp, that's the way it happened" and Clinton can say "I do not recall"....The press will be satisfied, and all's right with our world. Don't understand why I don't feel better......

Posted by: pjez | May 28, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

When you have no argument, suggest that this happens all the time, i.e., you did it back when....

CSI Miami dude: Hey someone got murdered here. Let me check forensics for clues.

DEm Moonrocks-for-brains reporter: Stop right there. Don't bother. People get murdered everyday.

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

ha ha, blame it on Bill Clinton.

The Clintons do the dirty work for this White House, Hillary talks to thug dictators, and Bill tries to "off" candidate who may cause trouble....

Posted by: Phil6 | May 28, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Not looking good for the uppity thin-skinned community organizer. North Korea, China, Russia, Brazil and Venezuela are singing KUMBAYA, knowing that their favorite US president is more of a dunce and wimp than they thought.

Posted by: cschotta1 | May 28, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Let the bodies hit the floor....

Posted by: Phil6 | May 28, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Any way they sugar coat it they still committed a felony. Heads could and should roll for this but they will not. They are creating a whole new type of art form with their elaborate lies; I think they actually believe them. Republicans and Democrats are equally guilty of this type of fabrication.

Posted by: osheehan1 | May 28, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Sargent, spare me. These idiots are lying through their teeth. WHY did the WH call Sestak's brother yesterday? Or does investigative journalism violate your "ethics"?

Posted by: fmcdermott1 | May 28, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama sure picked the right DemocRat Lawyer Politician, whose legal dodging by Wordsmithing is so sharp that it slices PENNIES cleanly in half!

ALL-TIME CLASSIC FOR INFINITY:

"that depends on the definition of is, is"

Also, the look on Clinton face as he unleashed his array of words; was a classic look of amazement at the heights of his own accomplishment, purely classic!

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

After Nov. let's haul Bubba's big fat ass in front of a congressional committee when he won't have any executive privilege and see if he can finally tell the truth.

Posted by: oldmanamos | May 28, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey! What's half black and ruining the coastline? Hint, it's not the gulf.

Posted by: pesky1 | May 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I did not have sex with that woman! What is the pay off, hillary on the ticket in 2012 as VP>

Posted by: ambrose3 | May 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

It took the administration's lawyers this long to come up with such a totally lame story as this? Geez! They can't even prevaricate worth a hill of beans.

Posted by: Dutra1 | May 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the Gulf of Mexico is drowning in oil, and the Kenyan- in- Chief wants to go play golf. This country is like a rudderless ship-----------it has no direction. Whatever happened to "Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell out of the way" ?

Posted by: prestwick7 | May 28, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

The lies just keep on coming with Obumbler and his commie administration. People, listen up. Obumbler is telling you you are as dumb as a box of rocks. He thinks you are stupid enough to believe these lame stories every time. Haven't you had enough of this yet? Maybe you really are that dumb. You have to get these Democraps out of there NOW or it will be too late. You won't be allowed to vote if they get their way. It's coming people.

Posted by: VotersOfNY | May 28, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

We might get TWO DemocRat Presidents in JAIL with just ONE scandal!

Barack and Bill, count on it!

There's going be some CHANGES coming soon!

Posted by: theaz | May 28, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Sargent has so much trust and confidence in the White House. His last staement,"but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up." Sounds like the police, " nothing happening here, please go home." The story is complete because they, The White House, says so!

Posted by: sdrisc1577 | May 28, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

If this is what really happened why did it take so long for someone to state the "truth". I'm sick of all these guys....

Posted by: bobhea | May 28, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Ethan, the Gulf of Mexico is drowning in oil and the Liar in Chief wants to go GOLFING, all the while taking credit for a procedure working to stop the leak, when in fact, it had been suspended. And they oh-so-courageously had a former Liar in Chief, Clinton, known to have no qualms at all about lying, contact Sestak about a shady at best, felony at worse, offer to prevent him from running against Specter.
This entire administration is smoke & mirrors.

God Save America.

Posted by: nitelite | May 28, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING."

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 10:12 AM


And Obama is going on vacation. He spent 3 hours touring the gulf...how many hours will he spend golfing this weekend, Ethan?

Posted by: pjbshark | May 28, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps another cover-up as in http://www.HAWAIIANorLYIN.com

Posted by: cmunit | May 28, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if 'Slick Willy' has figured out the meaning of 'is' yet...?

Posted by: matinva | May 28, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

It just dawned on me that none of this really matters as neither did Blumenthal's lies, and too-many-to-count similar stories about this administration.

The mainstream media simply will not pursue this any further than a nanoscycle of newstime.

This, my friends, is the real tragedy. That Obama et al can get away with this because you folks are too pussy to do your jobs.

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I suppose "the truth is the responsibility of the listener". I mean, if I were President and I was up to a bunch of criminal activity, I would have the same attitude. Whose gonna stop me?! They know that most Americans are too stupid to see through the propaganda. They are basicaly saying, "I can tell you whatever I want, and whether you want to believe it is entirely up to you....either way, I don't care".

Makes you PROUD....doesn't it?

Posted by: mmiller401 | May 28, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I guess the Kenyan birth certificate floating around the internet isn't riling up the rubes anymore.

Looks like to GOP is cooking up another urban legend to tickle the Freepers with.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

And now we know why Obama and his idiot administration could NOT get back to Gov Jindal with the permits to stop the disaster in Louisiana.

They have been cooking the midnight oil trying to find a way out of felony charges of Chicago quid pro politics. Exactly what is different from this and what Blago is being convicted of?

Finally some staffer stumbled across the big idea that it was a NON-PAID position so that "means" it wasn't actually a bribe.

History repeats itself....we are back to "it depends on what the meaning of is, is".

Luckily for Obama he is a DEMOCRAT so his sychophant media will now rush forward with the media blitz to whitewash for Obama.

Another Democrat criminal is protected.

Posted by: LogicalSC | May 28, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

What a "convenient" excuse! Use Clinton as the fall guy. However, the bottom line is, the White House tried to Bribe a candidate to sway an election.
Democrats' integrity has not been good;
the Chicago mob-style politics is not cool;
the lying and bribing that occurred on the healthcare bill was disgusting;
and now "senior W.H.officials asking Clinton to talk to Sestak"---trying to bribe him with another job - in order to sway an election-- is definitely a problem.

Posted by: ohioan | May 28, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Perfect. This sets up "plausible deniability" for the President, and we already know that Bill Clinton has no problem lying under oath. I guess this administration truly has no respect for the office. As is shown by the lack of respect for fallen veterans on Memorial Day.

The Obama administration has hit bottom and has started to dig. Unbelievable. I'm amazed they didn't try to blame Bush. Everything else is his fault.

Posted by: afraid4me | May 28, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The Gulf of Mexico is DROWNING in oil and the GOP want to go FISHING

As evidenced by the lunatics posting here today.

Where are the FACTS to back your allegations???

OH RIGHT! YOU HAVE NONE!

Just another bunch of ill-educated GOPBAGGER suckers.

Hope you enjoy wasting your WHOLE DAY posting nonsense! WHATTA LIFE!!! HAHAAH!

ENJOY!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | May 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

The people controlled by Glenn Beck and Fox News are missing the real story here:

Obama was really born in Kenya and the GOP has a forged birth certificate to prove it.

So forget about the alleged wrong doing Fox News is now riling you up about, Obama isn't eligible to serve in the first place. And the Republican Party can hoodwink you with their forged birth certificate if you have any doubts about this.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Andrea_KC - didn't I see you at the last HS pep rally. Go Team!
"Yah who cares what you say, my team is better than yours."

Grow up and discuss the content of the issue instead of invoking for the thousandth time the same lame excuse for your side.

Ask yourself why you blindly follow what you do and - this will be hard - without reverting to calling the other side out for just being on the other side.

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

This is a good story for Woodward and Berstein,A sequal to all the presidents men.
This whole story is a lie and should be exposed for what it is,There is no reason to defend this, if you try to you are an idiot and lying is you way of life.

Posted by: jburo | May 28, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought WH may want to get out of legal trouble by asking Bill Clinton to beg Joe Sestak to retrieve his former statement about getting a job offer from WH if he quits running for U.S. senator from PA

Posted by: ypcchiu | May 28, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh please -- after Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, and Alberto Gonzales' tactics of coercion this isn't even a story. Fish on little Rethugs, fish on...

Posted by: tobeimean | May 28, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Lordy, I can't decide what's worse, the reporting or the commentary. Shows what happens when people stop reading history, newsrooms are eviscerated and everyone fancies himself an erudite "blogger." There is no story here, people. If you'd ever worked on an actual political campaign or read some history, you'd know that deals have been made for over 200 years to help out Congressional friends in tough races. This one is penny ante. Read up on the Hamilton-Madison battles, Jackson's strong arm tactics with Congressmen, Truman's after hours drinks with Senate leaders and Supreme Court justices, the Reagan people's ambassadorships to defeated favorites. If anything, sending Clinton for this kind of conversation is almost humorously Marquis of Queensbury.

Posted by: BABRAD | May 28, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Tobelmean - I think I'm going to respond to every comment that makes the same point of "there were others who did the same thing" as follows:

"And your point is?"

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

To anyone who believes this story: please contact me. I can give you a great deal on some prime Louisiana beachfront property.

Posted by: OldOllie | May 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Informal? If the bribe is offered informally, it's not illegal? Like, "I informally pulled out my gun and shot him in the head."

Posted by: RockyJoeFlynn | May 28, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Pres. NIXON and his advisor's had someone else do the dirty work of breaking into the Watergate Hotel room too. So lets not jump to hang Billy Boy, he was only the messenger as he has no power to grant a government pay-off position.
Follow the stench, it'll go all the way back to the oval office.

"How much truth do you need?" ~ President of U.S.A B.H.obama 2010

Posted by: lel2007 | May 28, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

BABRAD and OldOllie:

"And your point is?"

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Man, what's hilarious is how people on this blog are still defending this administration. Presumably you're civilians. You're not senators. Unless you're Union members, what kind of payouts do you expect for your misguided (and pathetic) loyalty to every phony story this administration feeds you?

www.therexreport.com

For "We'll Remember Come November!" and other great stickers, check out http://www.keep2theright.com

Posted by: NYC_CON | May 28, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Ummmmm I wonder what an intelligent person would think regarding this debacle?

"All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ~Albert Einstein

You gotta admit, Albert was smart.

Posted by: avatar666 | May 28, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe this story for one minute. It just doesn't add up. If it was as simple as Bill Clinton talking to Sestak, why wouldn't Sestak say so? And Bill Clinton has no real pull with the current administration, so why would he be in a position to offer a deal? This stinks on ice and I think the Obama administration has been working in the background all along, trying to get their 'players' in place, get their stories straight...all in an effort to keep this from landing at the president's doorstep.

Posted by: patriotslady | May 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

The people who told us that Obama was born in Kenya, and who presented us with a forged birth certificate to prove it, now tell us that Obama has committed a crime - but this time they have no evidence to back up their claim. Not even forged evidence.

And as an aside, these people cheered when Ronald Reagan publicly offered Senator S.I. Hayakawa an ambassadorship if the Senator would drop out of the primary. Here's the old AP story:

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/rte148/hayakawa2.jpg?t=1274969769

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

The obamamites have great difficulty accepting the misguided backing of fearless leader obama. Face it libs, you never expected a communist.

"How much truth do you need?" ~ President of U.S.A B.H.obama 2010

Posted by: lel2007 | May 28, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, who has no reputation to ruin, no future political aspirations, has already been disbarred, has a status that is traditionally considered legally untouchable, needs to redeem himself in the eyes of the chief of his party whom he demeaned during that chief's political campaign, and is the ultimate political tool....?

@Gasman1: I'm waiting with great anticipation for your dismantling of those on the other side of the relevant matter at hand. I'll even get you started - "I know you are, but what am I?"

And you were moderated for being an off-topic plagiarist BTW.

(You gotta' admit, throwing Bubba into the middle of it is just too perfect. "Only Clinton can go to Sestak", eh?)

Posted by: MacRandall | May 28, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Anyone that believes this is lacking in gray matter! Come on, Washington Post, be a real newspaper for a change. Surely, you have not given up completely on honesty.

Posted by: Aldinsgirl | May 28, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

We're going to change the atmosphere in Washington DC... no more business as usual... yeah right! Interfering in a Senate race and them lying about it. Just when you thought "The Obama" couldn't do any worse. Hey but you have to give him credit, blaming Slick Willy, people expect that sort of behavior from him. COWARDS!!!

Posted by: nepaconservative | May 28, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Well, this is quite a bit different than what we've been hearing from Sestak isn't it? He never mentioned Clinton until the spin-masters had an opportunity to craft a plausible story. Sestak can't be summoned so the only question is whether anyone but the kool-aid drinking morons on the left are going to buy this lie.

Posted by: lagrangeee | May 28, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

BABRAD...Truman's after hours drinks and Reagan's ambassadorships don't EVEN come close to being considered a quid pro quo bribe. This is quite possibly an impeachable offense if the proverbial poop rolls all the way to the president's desk.

Posted by: patriotslady | May 28, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

The obamamites have great difficulty accepting their misguided backing of fearless leader obama. Face it libs, you never expected a communist to kick down the door and bring his pals in behind him.

"How much truth do you need?" ~ President of U.S.A B.H.obama 2010

Posted by: lel2007 | May 28, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

The Obamans went to their ace relief pitcher, or liar, Bill Clinton.

Clinton IS Eddie Haskell.

Posted by: Jack64 | May 28, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Are you freakin kidding me????? I am so tired of this potus and his minions insulting my intelligence!! If their spin on the Sestak debacle is true why didn't they just come forth when he first made his accusation?? Billy Boy has nothing to lose and heaven knows he is not above a little deception. His credibility has always been in question, so if he wants to take one for the Gipper, so what? With everything else that is going on in this country, I couldn't care less who offered what to whom. I am just so sick of the unending stream of lies.

Posted by: jfluellen1 | May 28, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

NOBODY believes A WORD out of this administration's collective mouth! This LAME excuse is just the beginning of the problems for the "community organizer-in-chief". This is the height of ineptitude in an Administration!
Obama, Pelosi and Reid are hell-bent on having the Democrat Party seen 20 years from now in the same light as the Whig and Bull Moose parties: EXTINCT!! All patriotic Americans (especially young ones) NEED to go vote and throw out the LIBERTY-ROBBING, HIGH-TAXING, MORALLY BANKRUPT Democrats in 2010 and 2012!! Your freedom DEPENDS on it......

Posted by: peteto1 | May 28, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Open and Honest government...oh and don't forget about transparent... LOL! Remember when George W Bush did the same thing?... OH WAIT HE DIDN'T.

NOVEMBER 2010 PEOPLE!!!

Posted by: nepaconservative | May 28, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

NOBODY believes A WORD out of this administration's collective mouth! This LAME excuse is just the beginning of the problems for the "community organizer-in-chief". This is the height of ineptitude in an Administration!
Obama, Pelosi and Reid are hell-bent on having the Democrat Party seen 20 years from now in the same light as the Whig and Bull Moose parties: EXTINCT!! All patriotic Americans (especially young ones) NEED to go vote and throw out the LIBERTY-ROBBING, HIGH-TAXING, MORALLY BANKRUPT Democrats in 2010 and 2012!! Your freedom DEPENDS on it......

Posted by: peteto1 | May 28, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Welcome Drudge Trolls! You can scream impeach and Federal crime all you want, but no crime was commited. Reagan made the same offer to Hayakawa back in 1981 through his "Rahm" Ed Rollins, and they did it in public and on the record. Not a crime, and never considered one.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1454&dat=19811126&id=ibcsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HhQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5060,5317656

Posted by: yuda99 | May 28, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up"

Anyone dumb enough to believe that line is dumb enough to write for the washington post!!

Posted by: np2j | May 28, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I am getting such a hoot out of you lemmings. Reagan did this; Bush did that. Unsubstantiated claims that rely on Trotskyist a$$hats like M. Moore. Tin foil a$$hats at that. Always willing to accuse but never on the record. Ladies and gentlemen the three ring circus has begun. The self same moral and legal equivocation has begun, that the other Bubba so pristinely encapsulated in the last impeachment procedings through you, y'know the proceedings before this one? Where a mouth load wasn't sex, the verb to be's definition was dubious, and perjury became a pecadillo. But what do you expect from lawyers handing out entitlements and other people's money. The compass is skewed when you've never actually worked for anything and frankly don't know how?
The lemming in chief has promised transperency, rule of law, and honor. As if an Acorn lawyer could ever accomplish goals without being a bully and a self righteous thief.
But hey all that is my opinion, but as your neighbor, and country man I demand the vetting of this issue in formal investigation, equivocate and point fingers all you want. At the end of the day, in these dire times we may one day need each other, if your party continues to utterly dissrespect the half we consist of. You better find other paisans to watch your back. Cause we won't. Don't you guys get it? Half this country craps on the future that Obama represents. That's why we instruct our party to say no to him. You can't totally neglect us and rob us. And if you try to imply that we must respect him, look at YOUR demeanor last admin.
We have a different outlook on the world than you, and if you think you can beat us into submission it's going to be a brawl. I work amongst the people here, anbd I tell you the anger is getting toxic. So play fair and take your bads on the chin, Your hero has two more years to become our hero. He still has a chance of success, and to prove himself. If he actually starts working.

Posted by: bubbahercules | May 28, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I'm always surprised at all the Right-Wingnuts that read the Post. Until I checked Drudge and see he linked to the story. Obviously that's where they take their marching orders from. Should have known they wouldn't be enlightened enough to seek out information on their own.

Just keep reading and getting your panties in a bunch over whatever Drudge and Fox tell you to - mindless allegience is what the Right stands for.

Posted by: DaveB2 | May 28, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

WTH - give them time to try to come up with a job that might not get them impeached. So was this high profile job not a "thing of value" then why do they think he would take it?


BHO>> "I can assure the public that nothing improper took place," he said.

What kind of fools with swallow this? Oh yeah, Clinton and the ultra-liberal media. They SWALLOW, right Bill? Rahm? Barry Hussein?

Posted by: Justice26 | May 28, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

The obamamites have great difficulty accepting their misguided backing of fearless leader obama. Face it libs, you never expected a communist to kick down the door and bring his pals in behind him.

====

And we didn't get a communist.

The Republican Party was shamelessly using you for a tool when they told you Obama was a communist and fooled you with their fake Kenyan birth certificate.

They knew you, as a member of the Fox News audience, were gullible enough to lap it up with a spoon.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Yep. More from our good buddies in the Israeli Mafia protecting their own, at everyone else' expense. Looks like Obama is part of their mob, but with his Jewish mom, who's surprised. And with capos like Rahm, Specter, Tim, Larry, Dave and the Clintons, they look to be unstoppable. Tony Soprano must be green with envy.

Posted by: LucyLou1 | May 28, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

@AndreaKC:

Since you are so good at digging up 30-year-old stories, where is the support for "these people were cheering", etc? I only have to go back 6 years to find stories of Clinton administration officials stealing and destroying secret documents related to 9/11. And yet "you people cheered" and said it was no big deal.

Simply reposting a 200-word story from 1981 is absurd (did you get it from Daily Kos? Huffington Post?). 200 words is the best you can do??? Was it that conservative Washington press corps that compliantly let that one slide?

If you have to go back 30 years to "rebut" the current facts with "nanny-nanny-boo-boo" , that is the very definition of "lame", particularly coming from a cadre claiming that Dubya is a war criminal for doing exactly what Bubba did, i.e., attacking a sovereign nation with no UN mandate.

Reagan should have been impeached; you're 100% right. Only problem is that leaves you with no argument in regard to the current situation. Shows the amount of thought you put into it, 'dunnit? And reposting the same thing over and over is just desperate.

You're like the blind man who feels an elephant's trunk and says "so, an elephant is just like a snake then?".

Here's another trite and infantile bit of logic for you to ponder: "A Republican freed the slaves, therefore, Republicans cannot be racist." Ooohh....deep.....

Posted by: MacRandall | May 28, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Dave B2 don't b dum.
For two consecutive days in a row Drudge has posted Sargent's counter right view. He is advertizing for him and your collective side. I can go on HUffpo MSN CNN CNBC and not even touch the info I get in foreign media. In the land of the free?
And unlike La Raza , SEIU, Black Panthers, Acorn, Teacher's Unionist and whatever rabble y'all mobilize, I assure you we don't have any marching orders. What a foolish statement on your part.
As to the rest of the piffle you spew, WHAT MAKES YOU LEFTIES THINK YOU'RE SO SMART. Your Love of O is based on what achievements?

Posted by: bubbahercules | May 28, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

This story is not even plausible. A man who has already achieved the rank of Admiral, is now in Congress and sees himself as a Senator has ambition. A man of this much ambition is going to be lured away from a Senatorial race, which he WON, BTW is ludicrous. They offered him something and something BIG, with PAY. This story stinks to high heaven. Sestak may admit to talking to Clinton but he has not DENIED talking to the White House directly. We are talking about Clinton who wanted to argue the meaning of "IS"!!!!

Posted by: kalamere | May 28, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

"I've been unable to ascertain precisely what Clinton discussed with Sestak in terms of his future options, but the release of the White House's formal response will clear that up." Oh really, you just accept the lawyer prepared statement from the WH as true? You call yourself a reporter?? You are a hack.

Posted by: kalamere | May 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

For those claiming "it's not a crime", here's the information needed to judge for yourself, which is something the WaPo and other news outfits stridently withhold every time they want to set and control the narrative :

18 USC Sec. 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political
activity

Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment,
position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit,
provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of
Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such
benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any
political activity or for the support of or opposition to any
candidate or any political party in connection with any general or
special election to any political office, or in connection with any
primary election or political convention or caucus held to select
candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this
title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

How many here are aware that newspapers in this country got their start as official propaganda organs of the political parties, or that for 50+ years the White House published its own newspaper?

Gives some perspective to the whole "journalistic" enterprise.

Posted by: MacRandall | May 28, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Reagan admitted doing what the teabaggers, without proof, now accuse Obama of doing. And the teabaggers cheered when Reagan did it.

Reagan, in public, offered Senator S.I. Hayakawa and ambassadorship if Hayakawa would drop out of the primary.

Here's an old AP news story:

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/rte148/hayakawa2.jpg?t=1274969769

Reagan does it, and admits to doing it, and the teabaggers cheer.

Teabaggers, without a shred of proof, accuse Obama of doing it and then scream for blood.

Posted by: Andrea_KC | May 28, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

@babbrad

The statute has only been around since 1972.

And since we're giving a Civics lesson, Senators also used to be appointed, and only white landowners could vote - is there a similar "point" you're driving at (??!!)

Total fail.

Posted by: MacRandall | May 28, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

What a total crock! This version of the democratic spin is totally unbelievable. The Obama administration is truly losing it.

Posted by: rlbright | May 28, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Andrea your being silly. Sestak's own words are what has caused this debacle. And drop your impish teabagging disrespect. Lest we devolve the debate to educate you on communism, trotskyism, and some other timely topics. Hussein has earned no stay of execution by virtue of his bumbling incompetence, Reagan pleased th people and was very effective internationally, and didn't bow like a cabana boy in Jakarta to make friends. So hence the difference. And your country men are terrified of his lame handling of all things financial. Keep telling yourself the bottom has hit. Keep repeating it when the DOW drops down by 75%.

Posted by: bubbahercules | May 28, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Andrea_KC admits Obama did it. Good for you.

Posted by: gary928 | May 28, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

To believe this obvious, coordinated bs is to believe in elves and fairy godmothers. So this is the new tone Obama brought to Washington. Hope and change that's not different from the garbage we all have grown to hate about politics; it's time for a real change.

Posted by: mbabbitt | May 28, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

SUch a complete non-story. this is yet another example of how easily fux noise can get their drooling tribe of morons fired up over nothing. They are foaming at the mouth and shrieking special prosecutor and impeachment over this horse crap?

And it also goes to show that it is easy to overestimate the intelligence of a certain segment of the population. Any dope with an elementary school understanding of civics would understand this is a nothing story. AND they would understand that republicons are peeing themselves over it because they KNOW that Sestak is going to hanily and easily defeat the cave dwelling slime bag pat toomey this November. They also have to recognize that Sestak is a good possibility to take over from President Obama in 2016....He is a pretty impressive guy.

Posted by: John1263 | May 28, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Drudge Trolls.... You are loosing it. Your fevered dreams of "Clinton Impeachment 2; Electric Boogaloo" are not going to happen. There is no crime, and 75% of the country knows it. Saint Ronnie did the same thing without a peep, and you dare not besmirch St. Ronnie...

Posted by: yuda99 | May 28, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Whoa Johnny 1263 BREATH!!! between those bong rips. You'll hurt yourself. You neocom get a grip. The dander of your mental emmanations is like nuclear fallout. Accept from a brain fart. What is it with intellectual elitism and you folks. Just cause you actually read Marx and got an A on the bell curve at community college doesn't exactly make you smart, or useful.

Posted by: bubbahercules | May 28, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Only desperation could concoct such a story and only idiocy could believe it.

Posted by: wardwh | May 28, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Wardwh.

Talking about Hussein's competency?

Commical the double standard ride the NOW bus way past it's shelf life and back Clinton in his predatory hypocrisy. Ride the green bus when it suits you and ignore the absolute FAILURE of action in the gulf. Vote for a war, and use the self same to destroy the other party. I'm getting a handle on you types, YOU REALLY DO NOT REPRESENT ANYTHING!! Accept the handout. How Randian.

Posted by: bubbahercules | May 28, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Libs are desperate because they are becoming fewer and fewer and they know there is blood in the water.

Posted by: pesky1 | May 28, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Change...ya right!

Posted by: LordHelpUS2 | May 28, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

They were gauging his seriousness? When you register to run for the U.S. Senate, I think you're already kind of serious. I'm a lib, but I don't like Clinton or Obama doing this one bit. Who wants Specter to represent the Dems? He said he did it only to keep his seat, he's was an enabler under Bush, he might be moderate or whatever you want to call it, but so what. We need to move further left with a real candidate. Sestak works. Hopefully Lincoln is also out. Besides, there's no 60th vote Democrat, anyway. Scott Brown put an end to that - which Democrats should have known was going to come and should have taken advantage of, but didn't. Also, Liebermann is a DINO. I wouldn't even call him a moderate. He's a suckass conservative. There are a handful of Democrats that shouldn't even be considered as much.

Posted by: fbutler1 | May 28, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

After all the illegal stuff that went on when Bush/Cheney and their bunch were in office, I don't see anything wrong went on here.

Posted by: audrey2010 | May 28, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This is how the liberals write History.
Everything they say is FACT.
Nothing is alledged.
Fact Clinton did it.
Fact non-paying job.
NON FACT ALL ALLEDGED ACTIONS BY POTENTIAL CO_CONSPIRATORS.
STINKIER THAN WATERGATE.

TWO PRESIDENTS AND A RETIRED ADMIRAL>
PUT THEM UNDER OATH!
Put SESTAK"S BROTHER UNDER OATH!
This Nut is gonna crack. Watch out for Clinton's bodies..oohh there goes\
Vince Foster...

Posted by: irishalaman | May 28, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

And the liberals will stand behind Obama just like they stood behind the 2nd worst president in our history,the guy they chose to persuade Sestak to drop out.

There will be a formal press gathering in which the best liar in America(Clinton 2nd)will put the angry press in a new and stronger trance.He will claim that he never personally spoke to the guy,that he is responsible for everything that goes on in the "Beltway"but he does not have eyes in the back of his head.He will demand that those responsible for bringing shame on his administration be held accountable,but will not admit that it was all his idea.

And the liberals,at the close of the speech will stand and applaud their messiah.They will perhaps squirt a few tears,because they have been so worried the past few days that their messiah would be forced out and they realize nobody else can push thru their illegal,radical agenda.

Posted by: mcap52 | May 28, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

This is exactly what motivates such anger in the Tea Party. It isn't racial, it really isn't partisan as much as it is anti-boys-in-the-backroom. Both parties have done it. But Obama seems to be particularly enamored of closed doors. In engaging in the same old backroom deal making, they shunned the law and ethics. Inasmuch as this administration has already shown, many times, that they believe themselves to be above the law and could care less about ethics, the deal here isn't at all surprising. What's amazing is the utter gall. The Tea Party et al are MOST incensed over these back room deals where we end up with legislation that is unwanted by a large majority of Americans, but which gets jammed down our throats. Obama either doesn't care what the electorate thinks (except on election day), or he's very stupid. I think that it's mostly the former, but certainly some of the latter. It's of never ending amusement to me to watch those who put down George Bush anyway as an idiot try to defend the mental midget who's running the show now.

Posted by: jdstubbs | May 28, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Andrea_KC defends Kerry/Edwards.

Hey is your last name Mitchell?

Posted by: Justice26 | May 28, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

It's the seriousness of the charges that demands we investigate the White House and force the President to testify. It was either him or his poison dwarf Rahm. By the way, it was the sleazy democrat nazi's who used these exact words to attack Bush's people. Turnabout us fair play, unless you are a lying liberal.

Posted by: carlbatey | May 28, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, that explains it all. Thank you for clearing that up. LMAO
Here's the real deal...dumb and dumber, i.e. Barry and Rahm, have made a very grave mistake. You see, ole' Bill Clinton is going to have a change of heart, and for the "sake of the American people", will throw the entire corrupt Obama administration under the bus, because he hates Obama with a passion. Didn't Obama accuse Bill of being a racist? Well, it's payback time. It is the perfect opportunity to totally discredit this bumbling administration, create a possible impeachment scenario, and even help repair Clinton's own legacy. Guess who will be ready, willing, and able to step in and save the honor of the Democratic party? That's right...Hilary!! Her 2012 candidacy is about to be resurrected from the ashes like the Phoenix. Get ready folks...this is going to be a hoot.

Posted by: jackm70 | May 29, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

The White House, huh? If it says "The White House" did this or "The White House" wants that, it means Rahm.

Posted by: uranustwo | May 29, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If it wasn't so hilarious it would be sad to see the RepublCONS flailing about trying to invent a crime where none exists.

They really do look small and desperate. If this is the best they can do, their party is in serious trouble.

Posted by: basket | May 29, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I've got it!! Bush, and Clinton teamed up for the Haiti response, and George spiked Bill's orange juice with voodoo elixir thus driving Bill to this behavior. It's the only logical explanation. I'm working on the Cheney connection, but it's damn difficult with a guy who spends so much time in a bunker.

Posted by: covelomax | May 30, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Hello!
Mrs.H.Clinton should take the seat to the Senate.2010.-
It will be a big fight.
Obama's Administration be finish (KAPUT)
2010 thru 2012.(SEEE YAAA!!!! goodbye!! finish.-
The Fan "Winds" going opening the windows in the White House,before the mess gets real BAD! NOW!! don't be late! Mrs.Clinton your position be candidate Senator for the NewYork State Period.
Thanks Cooperation
Charles H.Garrido
Miami Fla.--

Posted by: 189268 | May 31, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

As a member of the Australian Labor Party, a devout Social Democratic organisation like your DEMOCRATS, I find,(if TRUE),the said actions to be adhorent.


(AS A NON LAWYER)


We EXPECT these PAYOFFS from the GOP, whose unstated motto is "BUSINESS IS BUSINESS". From Nixons power at any cost (Watergate cover up), to Policy at any price (Contra-gate (selling to both sides diplomacy)).

A CURSE ON BOTH YOUR PARTIES.


To put forward the possibility of an unpaid job. WHY ? Are you waiting for a refusal, followed by "HERE'S MY SUGGESTION".

Contract Law is based the concepts of OFFER and CONSIDERATION. The contract is complete when both sides come to an agreement

UNENFORCABLE CONTRACTS are those that are against the law. Regretfully, the law is not about morality.

Prior to the Liberation of Iraq, I was totally against it. Whilst I had no love the dictator (Dodi and Quams Dad), I believe that the call for any freedom must originate from within.

FOR IT (DEMOCRACY) TO SURVIVE, there must be a faith within (TRUST). THE CORE OF OUR DEMOCRACIES (AUSTRALIA AND the USA) is that when we cast our votes,we believe that the system (governing bodies overseeing the election)are above politics.

PLEASE DON'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION, HERE IS A NON PAYING (FUTURE RESUME ) JOB. PLEASE DON'T RUN, HERE IS A $0 JOB, FEEL FREE TO GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK . . . .

How can we inspire DEMOCRACY, let alone export it.


YOUR LOYAL ALLIES IN AUSTRALIA.


PS ALL HATE MAIL VIA THE POST. I WILL RESPOND.

Posted by: rbarone3 | May 31, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

Conversation between Obama and Bill Clinto during Wednesdays lunch at the white house:

Obama: Thanks Bill for coming by on such short notice. Did Rahm fill you in on this mess up in Pennsylvania?

Billy: Somewhat, and I've been thinking about how you can best handle this. Why don't you let me talk to Joe Sestak and see if he will play ball with us. After all, your support of Arlen for the Democratic Primary kinda ruffled his feathers. I think I knwoow how we can make this all just go away.

Obama: Whats on your mind Bill?

Billy: If Sestak will go along, we can say that the "job" he was offered was a non-paying advisory seat on one of your Presidential Advisory Boards. You know Joe is gonna want something in return for going along with this story.

Obama: Thats sounds innocent enough. After all, it's not as though people are gonna accuse me of a bribe if there was no monetary gain for Sestak.

Billy: By the way, I'm curious, what did you offer Joe to get out of the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania. I know you and Arlen have been close for years and I can only assume you made a deal to get Arlen to switch parties.

Obama: I offered Joe the job of Secretary of the Navy if he would bow out and endorse Arlen! He turned me down flat.

Billy: Joes' no fool, he is strong and he knows he has a good chance of winning this race. I'll talk to him for you. Oh. by the way Barry, what's in this for me, seeing as I'm putting it out there for you?

Obama: I've got some real nice little legal interns working for me, two or three would love to get close to a former President if you know what I mean.

Billy: That sounds good to me, but I'll need just a bit more incentive, seeing how we have not always seen eye to eye on some things. How about helping me and Hillary pay off some that $12,000,000 in outstanding campaign debts she ran up?

Obama: No problem Bill! How does $2 Million sound?

Fast forward to Friday, after the WH memo came out four months after the issue came up in the press:

Billy: Sestak wants some huge "pork barrel" added to his future bills with no questions asked. He wants $10 Million in cash as well as a promise that you will stay away from his campaign. He doesn't need the poor publicity.

Obama: You really led me into a snake hole here Bill! Why didn't yyou tell me that a sitting Congressman can't sit as an advisor on a Presidentuial Advisory Board? This shoots big holes in our cover staory, as Im already getting lambasted over it. You can't lie worth a damn Bill, no wonder you got impeached for lying.

Posted by: A_lite_to_the_blind | May 31, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse


In football parlance, the WH stmt. is equivalent to a "naked" double reverse.

"We wanted to see how the defense would respond, so Rahm checked with our lawyers, NOT TO SEE IF WHAT WE WERE DOING IS ILLEGAL, but WHETHER WE CAN BEAT THE RAP."

We threw Clinton under the bus, not because he could represent our offer to Sestak, but so that if he refuses, Obama can demand the RESIGNATION OF HILLARY for lack of allegiance to the Kenyan.

[Comment: If she had any balls (or integrity), she would resign in indignation.]

History is constantlty being rewritten, so the American public cannot expect the TRUTH from this admininstration. However, its argument that Sestak was offered an appointment to a position which sitting Congress is ineligible fails to pass the SMELL test.

[As applied to this administration, it is the STINK test.]

Sestak is in a bind. He opposed Big Daddy. He must now capitulate or be isolated even if he wins in November. Whe his memoirs are writttne, Sestak will incrimminate members in the WH, which then attaches to OBAMA, because he is another Nixon ... hands ON ... and nothing gets by without his approval,

Does anyone REALLY BELIEVE that mooving the KSM trial to New York was Holder's idea?

Drink some more Kool-Aid, then join the Mad Hatter at the Un-Birthday Party.

How do you spell IMPEACHMENT?

Posted by: esquire2 | June 1, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

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