Judiciary committee Republicans: It’s time for the DOJ to investigate Sestak’s job offer

posted at 6:25 pm on May 26, 2010 by Allahpundit

To my great surprise, looks like one politician bribing another actually might be illegal.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder today, all seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee “urge the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Congressman Joe Sestak’s claim that a White House official offered him a job to induce him to exit the Pennsylvania Senate primary race against Senator Arlen Specter.”

The seven – Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Jon Kyl or Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma – allege that the offer would appear to violate federal criminal laws, including 18 U.S.C. 600, which prohibits promising a government position “as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity” or “in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office.”…

[The seven] wrote to Holder that they “do not believe the Department of Justice can properly defer to White House lawyers to investigate a matter that could involve ‘a serious breach of the law.’ The White House cannot possibly manage an internal investigation of potential criminal misconduct while simultaneously crafting a public narrative to rebut the claim that misconduct occurred.”

Darrell Issa, who started the drum-beating about this, is calling it Obama’s Watergate and potential grounds for impeachment, and went as far this week as to threaten Sestak with an ethics complaint if he doesn’t come clean. Here’s the key federal statute, although it’s not the only one in play potentially: Karl Rove cited three criminal provisions on Monday night that could conceivably have been violated.

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.

The defense, I assume, will be that no job was explicitly “promised,” just sort of hinted at in order to preserve plausible deniability. E.g., “Gee, Joe, it’s a shame you’re running for Senate. We were thinking about you for Secretary of the Navy in two years.” Granted, that sounds like an indirect promise, but since all parties concerned are now aligned politically and probably were smart enough to conduct this negotiation through non-recorded means, I don’t know how we’ll ever find a smoking gun. And like Byron York, I don’t know how anyone expects The One to sign off on a special prosecutor when the GOP momentarily has no congressional leverage over him. The only way that’s happening is if the media starts bulldogging him five months out from an election that’s already threatening Democratic control of Congress. How lucky do you feel?

Exit question: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

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Chicago politics, through and through.

What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

What did the President’s teleprompter know, and when did it know it?

RBMN on May 26, 2010 at 6:28 PM

The Tea Party should finance a Special Prosecutor

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Assuming something happens here

Good luck with that.

Del Dolemonte on May 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Isn’t Blago in trouble for doing exactly the same thing—in reverse? I guess you can take the politician out of Chicago, but you can’t take Chicago out of the politician.

dirtseller on May 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Holder will have to read it in order to investigate. Can’t have that.

Static on May 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Does this mean that the Dems/White House will be forced to torpedo Sestak?

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

How is this any different from what Blago is under indictment for?

aquaviva on May 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

This might actually get the ball rolling on impeachment of this cretinous BASTARD!.

Winebabe on May 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Bribes and Coercion: The Chicago Way!

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

I’ve never been an “IMPEACH HIM!!1!” type person… but I’m getting there.

We need an investigation.

Those reporters better not wimp out and avoid the topic at tomorrow’s presser.

Abby Adams on May 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

does anyone think Sestak will be getting a Christmas card from the White house this year ….I know which way I’m leaning

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Janet Napolitano should go!

And Holder!

And Gibbs!

And Kagan!

Hit the loose-lipped lower level slugs and see who they then turn on.

And, yes, even slugs can turn!

The One will never be touched, but a lot of these Cabinet weasels can be chased out of town and Obama weakened by tips from the scared underlings.

profitsbeard on May 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Exit question: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

is it time for rahmie to spend more time with his family?

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

The Rhamster: dead man walking.

Mallard T. Drake on May 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Gibbs is going to call the White house Press Corp into his office and yell at them for asking too many questions about the Sestak Seat-buying Scandal.

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

If these charges actually get legs, Olby would become must see TV since I’m pretty sure he’ll have some kind of aneurysm while yelling about Bush’s ‘war crimes’ and how Obama is getting an unfair wrap.

Lance Murdock on May 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

The longer they stonewall and cover things up, the messier it could be come Jan. 2011. In the meantime, if this can stay in the news cycle it detracts from O’s agenda from now until Nov. — all good.

Firefly_76 on May 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

If Sestak gets elected, then what?

Does he claim he made it up or does he continue to say Obama bribed him?

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

LOL …..The wheels on the bus go roundy go THUMP

The Rhamster: dead man walking.

Mallard T. Drake on May 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

When is it appropriate to put “Gate” on the end of a scandal?

What is proper “______Gate” etiquette?

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I have no doubt this is true – I just wonder how much Obama knew about it?

Could they really be this stupid to do this and think they wouldn’t get caught?

gophergirl on May 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Those reporters better not wimp out and avoid the topic at tomorrow’s presser.

Abby Adams on May 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

they will quietly be nudged by gibbsy…ask and you shall be banned

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Darrell Issa, who started the drum-beating about this, is calling it Obama’s Watergate and potential grounds for impeachment, and went as far this week as to threaten Sestak with an ethics complaint if he doesn’t come clean.

See, there are some good Californians! But this won’t go anywhere while the monsters are still in absolute control. The lap dogs in the media will be silent and it will dissolve just like every other crime the Teflon Don is connected to.

If anyone takes the fall it will be Rahmbo. Nah, probably not. No one will take the fall. No one ever does. Dodd is heading up the “reform” bill for Pete’s sake!

NTWR on May 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Does this mean that the Dems/White House will be forced to torpedo Sestak?

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Wouldn’t that mean they’d have less leverage over him and give him more motivation to speak out?

Firefly_76 on May 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

Sheriff Joe ? He is the most expendible.

With Fanny Maw and Immigration and Obama’s international love fest why is the GOP picking THIS fight ?

William Amos on May 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Sestak-Gate or Specter-Gate?

I think a poll is needed.

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

jp….Toomey has a fair lead 4 – 5 points the last poll I saw and that was before this started to get legs …. * SHRUG * if your putting money down I don’t think I’d lay it on Sestak

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

It was Greasy Joe, in the West Wing, with the Cell Phone.

PappaMac on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

If only there were a couple of patriotic reporters that would risk everything to uncover the truth, even it it ment the resignation of the President of the United States…

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

This is of course, all just one big racist smear against Dear Leader, our moral superior.

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

holder won’t do crap…he threw out the blank panther case for cripes sakes…

he’s going to eighty-sixed that letter in the circular file…

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Finally,put Hopeys *ss under a fire,special prosecutor,
hearings,the whole 10 stinkin yards!!

Impeachment Hearings,like last week!!!

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:37 PM

LORD please save us !
ANOTHER Impeachment ??
the dems will go ape caca over this. We will hear FOREVER that its just because he’s black!
I beleive eric holder will do nothing about it.

ColdWarrior57 on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Seven Percent Solution on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

:) good one

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

This is of course, all just one big racist smear against Dear Leader, our moral superior.

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

This is why the GOP shouldnt pick this fight. The left and the MSM is gonna spin it as the GOP having a vendetta against Obama and make it all about race.

We are winning on issues dont abandon that fight for this silliness !

William Amos on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Considering that the president and the chief law enforcement officer of the US are possibly implicated, this could be fun to watch, but difficult to get rolling.

Vashta.Nerada on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

blank=black

preview, preview

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

and here is something else to consider the A.G. in PA is a Republican and running for Gov and I think he could if the meeting was held in PA or one of the parties was in PA if it was by phone call can launch an investigation of his own

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Seven Percent Solution: My money is on Rahm,for,

‘Deep Throat’!!!:)

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

I <3 Issa :)

I'm popping up some popcorn ;)

-Aslan's Girl

Aslans Girl on May 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

is that a possibility? cool beans if so

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Exit question: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

Rahm???

terryannonline on May 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Silly Rabbits

This will go away.

They can have someone killed and get away with it.

They own the machine, lock stock & barrel.

Look, Holder squashed the “billy-club wielding thugs at a polling place” case which a liberal called “the most egregious voter intimidation case I have ever seen”.

They can do anything they want.

Opposite Day on May 26, 2010 at 6:41 PM

blank=black

preview, preview

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

cmsinaz: Don’t need no stink’n preview thingy:)

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM

rahmie appears to be the leading contender on this thread…

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Obama’s Watergate and potential grounds for impeachment

Thrill. Up leg.

Bee on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM

:)

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM

cmsinaz ….not sure I suspect state laws may very well mirror federal law concerning this ….. I am on the one of the local Republican committees and I serve with 4 who are members of the State committee and the County Republican head is also one of out local members and a State committee member I’m sending E-Mails as we speak about just this

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM

But how can it be illegal when people knowingly voted for a candidate who promised to do things “the Chicago way”?

JohnJ on May 26, 2010 at 6:44 PM

When is it appropriate to put “Gate” on the end of a scandal?

What is proper “______Gate” etiquette?

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The suffix is already overdue in this crooked case.

Easiest for the media would be something vague like Admiralgate
(It then seems like Sestak is the guilty party.)

I prefer:

JOBGATE.

Because of the offered JOB bribe.

And the ongoing loss of American JOBS.

Rub Obama’s nose in his own poor JOB performance, and his overall national JOBS failure.

Beat the drum: It’s the JOBS, stupid!

And ream the Administration with their own tattoo of corruption.

profitsbeard on May 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Secretary of the NavyGate
=========================

Lets see,TailHook!!

No,needs more cowbell,

SesTeckTailHook,no,thats not gonna work!!

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Exit question: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

The WH janitor ?

macncheez on May 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM

We are winning on issues dont abandon that fight for this silliness !

William Amos on May 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

This isn’t silly – this is serious. If true – not only did they bribe someone, they tried to influence the outcome of an election. This is the epitome of what people hate about Washington and career politicians.

If we look the other way now – what will they try next?

gophergirl on May 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Of course this has to, in some way, be Bush’s fault…

catmman on May 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Aggie95 on May 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM

keep on truckin’ :)

cmsinaz on May 26, 2010 at 6:48 PM

ChicagObamaMarxistGate!!!

Holder: The AG of No!!

BigWyo on May 26, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Messiah-Gate??? I don’t know
Holy-Gate???
Under-the-bus-gate???
Some-white-person-gate???

Oil Can on May 26, 2010 at 6:48 PM

This isn’t silly – this is serious. If true – not only did they bribe someone, they tried to influence the outcome of an election. This is the epitome of what people hate about Washington and career politicians.

If we look the other way now – what will they try next?

gophergirl on May 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM

gophergirl:Correct you are,it could sink Hopeys Presidentcy,
thats if,the Oil Spill doesn’t sink it first!:)

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

My money is on Rahm. Haven’t heard much from him lately have we?

sandee on May 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

They can do anything they want.

Opposite Day on May 26, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Yup, even stuff like this.

NTWR on May 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I doubt this will go anywhere. As you point out, chances of a tape of this offer are zip and nada. I doubt President Arrogance – as much as he’s enthralled by the sound of his own voice – has a tape system.

It’s all going to be “yes you did!/”no I didn’t”.

GarandFan on May 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM

It’s the Chicago way. Except this time somebody called them out on it.

WisCon on May 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Hmm…I guess you could count this job as neither saved nor created.

James on May 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Don’t hold your breath on this.

thekingtut on May 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

“NavyGate”.

Noel on May 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Nothing will happen until January 2011.

tarpon on May 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Joe Biden is safe.

He would have tried to bribe Sestak with an Admiralty in the U.S. Navy.

profitsbeard on May 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Seems to me this is exactly what is going on in the Blago/Obama’s Senate seat thing.
It also seems to me that at some point the pattern is established (done) and at some point at least an investigation started.
The problem is the left won’t investigate itself, and the right has no power. Case closed.

ORconservative on May 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM

OneJobCreatedHopenChangeGate
============================

canopfor on May 26, 2010 at 6:55 PM

They shouldn’t be tackling this now. Keep it on the back burner, simmering, until after the mid-term elections. Then, we’ll have enough votes to actually impeach this marxist, socialist, wanna be dictator.

Mirimichi on May 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Wasn’t it Bill Clinton who said, “I don’t think you will find any evidence”. . .

Remember in November.

Skandia Recluse on May 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

NTWR on May 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Whoa! When will we start hearing about this?
You know what? None of this matters, Obambi is setting himself up to be golfer in chief for life.

ORconservative on May 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Did the dwarf and company call Sestak before or after they called Hot Rod Blagojevich? Hot Rod’s trial is supposed to begin next month. Extra buttered popcorn in every pot!

MayorDaley on May 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Just a subset of the broader issue with The Won: What does Obama know, and how do we know he knows it (think missing transcripts)?

ya2daup on May 26, 2010 at 6:59 PM

My money is on Rahm. Haven’t heard much from him lately have we?

sandee on May 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

He is hanging out in Israel, making Israeli taxpayers pay for his private parties .
He is not leaving this WH , ever.Until he gets to be mayor of Chicago or sumthin

macncheez on May 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

I think the -gate protocol is invoked when there is an (R) after the name. Otherwise it doesn’t rise to the level of a -gatable offense.

azkag on May 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Wasn’t it Bill Clinton who said, “I don’t think you will find any evidence”. . .

Remember in November.

Skandia Recluse on May 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

There was enough evidence against Bill Clinton to put him in a Federal Prison for 3 years, but he was held to be above the law, especially by all of the Republicans whose FBI files “the most ethical Administration in history” had in its possession.

Del Dolemonte on May 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

It’s true that likely nothing will be done.

What Republicans need to do is hammer home their own “narrative” that something suspicious and likely criminal happened here, and that the Obama administration and their puppets in the DOJ are trying to cover it up. I’m sure stonewalling by Democrats of potential criminal bribery complaints will go over well this election year.

So they need to FORCE the media into covering this. If they can’t get an ivestigation, they need to make sure that the American electorate is aware that it’s because the White House doesn’t want anyone looking into things. Because after all, innocent people have nothing to hide, right?

Vyce on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Rejoice!

happyfeet is banned.

Allahpundit on May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Rejoice!

happyfeet is banned.

Allahpundit on May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Luv it Luv it luv it

macncheez on May 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM

If Obama doesn’t get HAMMERED in the press conference tomorrow, I don’t know what — he’s screwing up on every front.

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Impeachment time!!!

lavell12 on May 26, 2010 at 7:10 PM

happyfeet is banned.

Allahpundit on May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

I hate it when I miss the hammer! But it looks pretty despicable what was said.

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Just a little tidbit for future review. I’m totally happy, happy I tell you to be wrong. But I’ve got a funny feelin’ we’re not even looking at a full term, 4-year prez. Hubby thinks I’m nuts, and I am NOT insinuating that anything bad should or would happen to him (God forbid!)

It’s just that he is (sigh) so incompetent, he’s going to end up resigning in disgrace.
BTW: I am NOT happy about this…Puts Joey (can’t color within the lines)Biden in the POTUS spot, and SanFran Nan in the “I hold the whip and wear the tassles,” position.
Very, very scary chit, IMO.

Chewy the Lab on May 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Exit question: Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

Answer: Nobody. Obama is made of teflon. Nothing burns, nothing sticks. The teflon coating is caustic if you scratch it, yet so is Obama. People still like and use teflon, and people still like and use Obama.

Obama! Aluminum Pan Teflon Man!

Someone at I Own The World needs to photoshop something like this. I’d buy that tee shirt.

Key West Reader on May 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Rejoice!

happyfeet is banned.

Allahpundit on May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Awesome it was a twisted and confused individual. What did it finally say? I clicked the link but the actual post that earned the banhammer was removed, or it looked like it anyway.

bluemarlin on May 26, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Assuming something happens here, who’ll be taking the fall for The One and Axelrod?

George W. Bush?

HalJordan on May 26, 2010 at 7:15 PM

One can only imagine what he was really thinking as he answered King, denying three separate times he had any conversations with Sestak. Got the message? It wasn’t David Axelrod! Let’s parse.

1. Axelrod is firm in saying he had nothing to do with this. “I didn’t have any conversations with Congressman Sestak and I didn’t have any conversations with anybody connected with Congressman Sestak.” PARSE: Hey, somebody did this, I know who they are, but it wasn’t me.

2. Axelrod admits the Sestak allegation is serious. “If such things happened they would constitute a serious breach of the law.” PARSE: Why do you think we’re stonewalling, buddy? That jackass Sestak nailed us and now we’re all twisting in the wind.

3. Axelrod emphasizes again: “I was not a party to those conversations.” PARSE: Of course we’re talking about this. Hey, somebody did this but it wasn’t me, OK? We’re trying to figure out how to protect Rah..…uh…Mr. X.

4. Axelrod says things are fine. “All I know…is, well, I’ve…I’ve been briefed as Robert (Gibbs) has that they looked into it and their conclusion was that it was perfect…these conversations were perfectly appropriate.” PARSE: If you think we’re not telling you the truth because the truth is perfectly appropriate you and your audience are dumber than I think.

5. Axelrod denies a third time that he knows anything. “We’re only talking in circles because I wasn’t a part of those conversations…” PARSE: God Almighty, King! Leave me alone! For the third time I had nothing to do with this. It wasn’t me!!!! It was Him! Him! Him! It was He Who Shall Not Be Named!

And last but not least, as King closes by asking:

KING: “Can you make available the people who had the conversations?”

The senior advisor to the President of the United States replies:

AXELROD: “I’m sure that all of this…will be…I…I don’t think…any questions will be left unanswered…” PARSE: They’ll be answered over His dead body! Or maybe mine. But if we do answer, we have to clear this with Holder, Sestak and Ra…uh.. Mr. X so we’re all on the same page. And we have to do it without e-mail, phone calls or meetings logged on our schedules to avoid leaving a trail for Issa. Somebody around here is toast. And He knows who he is. Hey…who sent this dead fish to me?

Amspec’s hilarious parsing of the Axelrod interview on CNN.

One wonders what kind of non-answers Obama is rehearsing for his press conference. He usually has some kind of teleprompter up for opening remarks. Will they feed him answers on it or use the tiny hearing aid tactic?

Wethal on May 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Well you know how to bring a smile and tear it down , resignation and then joey bag of doughnuts and san fran nan. Despair

bluemarlin on May 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Chewy, I honestly believe that he will feign illness and step down and just go home. My hope is that nothing will happen to Joe Biden. By November 2010, America will speak and by January, 2011 Pelosi will have been replaced as squeaker and then we can start to rebuild.

Too many folks have come out and said that Obama is “bored” with this job and seeks to move to his next community organizing project. The only way that he can save face is to feign an exotic illness and step aside quietly. I support that agenda.

Key West Reader on May 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Sestak-Gate or Specter-Gate?

I think a poll is needed.

jp on May 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Sphincter-Gate covers any and all of the a-holes involved.

I’d be nervous if I was Sestak or Rahm right now. Someone could get the Vince Foster treatment if they aren’t careful.

Monica on May 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

happyfeet is banned.

Allahpundit on May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

portlandon on May 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

I hate it when I miss the hammer! But it looks pretty despicable what was said.

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I wonder why some bannings are announced while others are done on the qt?

Joe Bloggs on May 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

If Obama doesn’t get HAMMERED in the press conference tomorrow, I don’t know what — he’s screwing up on every front.

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Yeah.

But just remember these reporters are all thinking “this is my chance to get into the administration“…

tetriskid on May 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Either Sestak is a grand liar or someone in the Administration committed a felony. Assuming Rahmbo made the actual offer, he doesn’t strike me as a man who would be willing to remain silent and risk prosecution on the Dali Bama’s behalf.

Another thing, we have no idea what proof might exist. Blago didn’t think his calls were taped either. Can Echelon data can be subpoenaed?

flyfisher on May 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Awesome it was a twisted and confused individual. What did it finally say? I clicked the link but the actual post that earned the banhammer was removed, or it looked like it anyway.

bluemarlin on May 26, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Scroll down a few posts on that thread and you can see the offending quote, quoted by another. Piss be upon him/her (happyfeet).

Monica on May 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

One wonders what kind of non-answers Obama is rehearsing for his press conference. He usually has some kind of teleprompter up for opening remarks. Will they feed him answers on it or use the tiny hearing aid tactic?

Wethal on May 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM

I’m wondering who will stand up to the press cesspool and make them state, factually, that they did not prepare their questions and send them to Teflon LadyBoyPOTUS before the stress contest that will take place tomorrow at the appointed time, in the appointed place, without index cards, without prompters, without hearing aids…..

One can dream.

Key West Reader on May 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

“Gee, Joe, it’s a shame you’re running for Senate. We were thinking about you for Secretary of the Navy in two years.”

Who’s “we”??? And only the POTUS can make the appointment for the Navy Sec job, so the first question should be was the President consulted or advised, and did he give his approval? Next up, the cover-up

Rovin on May 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM

And this particular White House liar/crook doesn’t have a “good economy” to at least garner widespread support from the sheeple during investigations and impeachment proceedings.\

But unlike the last slick Liberal up there, this one has a heck of a lot more power and is getting more every month.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 26, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Sphincter-Gate covers any and all of the a-holes involved.
Monica on May 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

*snicker*

I like the cut of yer jib.

BigWyo on May 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

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