More Obama: Let me get back to you on our possibly felonious job offer to Joe Sestak

posted at 4:47 pm on May 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart. Alternate headline: “White House cover-up of Sestak job offer not quite finished yet.”

Want to know something fun that I learned today? According to the Denver Post by way of Newsmax, allegedly Sestak isn’t the first Democrat to be offered a job by the White House in hopes of getting him to bow out of a primary. September 27, 2009:

Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington.

Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.

Romanoff turned down the overture, which included mention of a job at USAID, the foreign aid agency, sources said.

Then, the day after Romanoff formally announced his Senate bid, Obama endorsed Bennet.

The White House denied it at the time, natch, but the Post cited “several top Colorado Democrats” for corroboration. Just wondering: How many of these strangely similar allegations, any or all of which could conceivably violate federal law, are needed before Eric Holder decides it’s worth taking a closer look? That’s not to say anything will come of it — Michael Mukasey, Bush’s AG, explained to Dave Weigel today how easy it is to phrase these offers in a way that makes them hard to prosecute — but surely it’s worth finding out what, precisely, was said. In fact, Mukasey himself called for a special prosecutor. How about it, champ?

If you can get past Time’s stupidity of insisting that there can’t can’t can’t be anything criminal happening here, they’ve got a fun piece about how baffling the White House’s logic was in offering Sestak a job in the first place. (A point I’ve made before too.) And look on the bright side: Thanks to the Post article, if this thing does blow up, at least now we know who the fall guy will be. Update that resume, Jim Messina! Or am I mistaken and in fact the fall guy will be Sestak himself, who, according to Ed Rendell, clearly must have misunderstood what the White House meant when it contacted him? New campaign slogan: “Vote Sestak. He’s an imbecile.”

Update (Ed): There is, I think, a slightly more nuanced possibility in determining whether Sestak is a liar or covering up a felony.  I think it’s very possible that Sestak made that accusation without having the slightest clue what it meant, in legal terms.  When Specter entered the race, the Obama administration tried pushing Sestak out of the race.  That allowed Sestak to run as someone outside the “club” in the Democratic Party and as an aggrieved victim of Obama’s leap to embrace Specter, and I’d guess that he embellished his account of the negotiations just a wee bit to make that point.  Now he’s stuck with the accusation, and he’s put himself in the position where the White House has to basically call him an idiot who didn’t understand precisely what was said when they spoke to him about his options.  That’s going to leave a mark in the general election, as Allahpundit says above.  Don’t expect too much to come out of this, in other words.


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Either Sestak is participating in the coverup of a felony or he is a liar.

Sounds like he would be a perfect Democrat Senator.

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I say we all take Dave Weigel’s word for it.

Since Weigel voted for Gore, Kerry, & Obama.

tetriskid on May 27, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Obama’s response was, “The American people need to know that their president is not a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

Sefton on May 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Machine politics, welcome to Daleyville.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM

More AP more!!!

I think this one has the potential to blow up even more than the oil spill. The spill story has been overshadowing this story.

I just can’t say it enough, this guy is a walking disaster of EPIC proportion.

davek70 on May 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Translation: We haven’t formulated an answer that won’t implicate us or be used against us in the courtroom. In the meantime, we’ll provide a fall guy (or gal) for ya.

conservative pilgrim on May 27, 2010 at 4:54 PM

They’ll convince Sestak to backtrack on his remarks. He’ll claim he misunderstood just like Rendell said. And as for the “Sestak is an imbecile” narrative, well just look at how much damage “Blumenthal is a dirtbag liar” is doing to that campaign. This is the Northeast we’re talking about here. I think unemployment will have to hit 20% before these morons finally realize there may be a correlation between the state of their local economy and the far left radicals they keep electing.

Doughboy on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Just wondering: How many of these strangely similar allegations, any or all of which could conceivably violate federal law, are needed before Eric Holder decides it’s worth taking a closer look?

He’s got a lot of those Teabaggin’ domestic terrorists to look into and there are only 4 hours in a day, you know.

AUINSC on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Obama and his crew think they’re in Chicago and everyone’s a Democrat. Laws are flexible there.

conservative pilgrim on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Both Rendell AND Sestak have ‘comprehension problems’?

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Hey remember when Bush said that a special prosecutor was not necessary with the whole Plame fiasco, and assured the Press that nothing improper happened, and that he would release a report generated from his administration that communicated as much, and the Press was satisfied with that? Yeah me neither.

Weight of Glory on May 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Geez, I missed the press conference. After listening to him on the last two threads I have to ask, did he answer any questions he was asked?

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 4:57 PM

This has the stink of Chicago goon graft politics all over it…

… and Obowma is covered in it.

Seven Percent Solution on May 27, 2010 at 4:57 PM

He has the right to remain silent.

That’s fine with me – he can type up then sign a resignation letter, pack up and get the hell out of the White House by tonight.

NoDonkey on May 27, 2010 at 4:57 PM

baffling the White House’s logic was

I think that was waffling.

upinak on May 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Pennsylvanians, what have you done to yourselves to deserve such people to ‘represent’ you?

Murtha, Rendell, Arlen-e Specter, Sestak…..

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Geez, I missed the press conference. After listening to him on the last two threads I have to ask, did he answer any questions he was asked?

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 4:57 PM

He spoke, at length, after each reporter asked their question.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Both Rendell AND Sestak have ‘comprehension problems’?

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

It’s part of the Democrat DNA.

conservative pilgrim on May 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Either Sestak is participating in the coverup of a felony or he is a liar.

Sounds like he would be a perfect Democrat Senator.

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I wouldn’t go that far. It could be that the offer was phrased so that it wasn’t QUITE a bribe but might have sounded like one. But that just means he was covering up something he thought was a felony rather than an actual one.

Either way, it does not speak well for the man.

OBQuiet on May 27, 2010 at 4:59 PM

“I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”

The sadness of this statement is that there are people out there who will sincerely believe this…. What a bunch of O-Zombies….

CynicalOptimist on May 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Three words! Eric Holder

fourdeucer on May 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Obama, where are the booms?

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

You can take the “Junior President from Illinois” out of Chicago, but you can’t take Chicago out of the “Junior President from Illinois”.

dirtseller on May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM

That’s fine with me – he can type up then sign a resignation letter, pack up and get the hell out of the White House by tonight.

NoDonkey on May 27, 2010 at 4:57 PM

And Biden would be President? And after him, Pelosi?

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM

When you phrase it as:

“Nice Senate race you have there…

… it would be a shame if something happened to it.”

… it’s not a job offer.

Seven Percent Solution on May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Pennsylvanians, what have you done to yourselves to deserve such people to ‘represent’ you?

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM

We suffer from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh overload. Most of the burbs are filled with normal free-thinking citizens.

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM

How can this guy be a college graduate, let alone an Ivy League graduate? He can even form simple sentences. It’s amazing that he ever impressed anybody to be elected to anything and yet he’s POTUS. The education experiments of the last forty years have been a success. The country is sufficiently stupid enough to have elected this guy.

Tommy_G on May 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM

It happened in Colorado too…

Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.

We seem to have a pattern here.

freedomplow on May 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

There is a pattern of behavior here that in remarkable. Nothing will come of it but this ought to be more damaging, especially when combined with the Blago stuff, than all other problems combined.
Too bad that the American people don’t seem to care that we have a historical president in terms of sleazy ethics problems.
Bill Clinton is looking like a pretty good guy lately and Jimmah not a bad president.

ORconservative on May 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

TOTUS is back and there’s gonna be trouble. Hey, nah! Hey, nah! TOTUS is back!

30 pcs of silver on May 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Either Sestak is participating in the coverup of a felony or he is a liar.

Sounds like he would be a perfect Democrat Senator President.

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

We seem to have a pattern here.

freedomplow on May 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Update that resume, Jim Messina!

Current Job
[Some Date] to Present: Jail

Daggett on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

The presidency is a f’ing valuable thing.

pedestrian on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

freedomplow, ffs, read the post first, lol.

Midas on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

What a bunch of O-Zombies….

CynicalOptimist on May 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Speaking of Zombies.

Guardian on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Hot Air has been remarkably troll free lately.

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I knew the color of that backdrop looked familiar.

Were there any American flags present?

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

It’s Chicago on the Potomac, starring “Barry” as the

Prevaricator-in-Chief

.

JoePa for POTUS on May 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Or am I mistaken and in fact the fall guy will be Sestak himself, who, according to Ed Rendell, clearly must have misunderstood what the White House meant when it contacted him?

If the White House tries to paint Sestak as a liar to save the hide of whoever offered him a job, it will only help Pat Toomey win the Senate seat in PA. Sestak probably didn’t know what the consequences of talking about the job offer might be, when he was behind Specter in the polls, and he may now wish that he had taken the job offer.

So, does the White House sacrifice one of its own to help Sestak get elected, or just hope that Sestak clams up?

Steve Z on May 27, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Just another lie to add to the continuous list of obvious lies and deceptions that are neverending with this administration. It really is just Chicago thug politics about skirting the laws they have been elected to uphold. When Daly is your puppetmaster, what else could it be?

volsense on May 27, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Don’t give me that mealy mouthed bull about an answer from “my administration”. We’re asking YOU! You wanted this job, you got it. Man up and answer the damned question already.
This guy is such a spineless little girl it’s no wonder he’s getting slapped around by the Russians and Chinese on foreign policy.

Sefton on May 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

allah, come on, we love you man, but we can’t read every single word. We know the drill.

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

“White House cover-up of Sestak job offer not quite finished yet.”

Or

“White House didn’t cover Sestak’s damned hole in time”.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Plus, I just read the bullet points :)

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Say, what ever happened to Gerald Walpin? Remember? Here’s the most recent Hot Air item on it:

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/02/walpin-figure-aimed-for-a-political-appointment-from-white-house/

It would seem to have as much potential as the Sestak case.

Sowell Disciple on May 27, 2010 at 5:22 PM

“I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

Abby Adams on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I did not have sex with that woman, I mean I did not offer Joe a job.

Sven on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Politico is now smearing Fox

Is the job offer story a FOX News creation?

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

before Eric Holder decides it’s worth taking a closer look

AG Holder doesn’t have time to take a closer look. He’s too busy not reading the new Arizona law.

oldleprechaun on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

So Obama’s administration is crooked, Sestak is a liar/imbecile, or it’s some combination of the two. Gosh, doesn’t that make us all feel warm & fuzzy?!

We have to convince voters to take the Congress away from the Democrats. At least that will limit the damage from this really terrible administration.

Jill1066 on May 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Hot Air has been remarkably troll free lately.

barnone on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Even those with just 1% integrit can’t defend so much

Incompetence in Chief

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

If it’s so clear that no criminal wrongdoing occured, then why is it so hard to simply tell us what took place? Why do the lawyers have to work on the alibi day and night for weeks?

OxyCon on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

how’s this for a pattern, the last dem prez was impeached, and the current dem prez looks to be headed in the same direction

ConservativePartyNow on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Daddy, are those mean people going to impeach you?

JammieWearingFool on May 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Well, well, seems Obama wanted to be the new Lincoln, but ended up as just another Nixon.

wordsmithy2009 on May 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Sounds like AP deosen’t like how the direction this discussion flows.

After writing the post, the author no longer control the response, no?

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Want to know something fun that I learned today?

Nice job reading your own threads, AP. I posted this yesterday. How many responses did I get to it though? Hold on, let me count.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Had another tab opened reading it and “bam” a Sestak thread.

To be honest was more interested in what I had to say.

freedomplow on May 27, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Cooper was ahead of all of us.

“I want to be clear. I’m not a crook”

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Rhetorical flourish

blatantblue on May 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Politico is now smearing Fox

Is the job offer story a FOX News creation?

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Is Sestak even a real person? Or did Fox News make him up?

I am sure Media Matter will find out.

tetriskid on May 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Obama’s answer to that question was very, very telling. There is black, and there is white Mr.Obama. There is right, and there is wrong Mr. Obama. All you had to say is….absolutely not, did we offer any job. Yet…you didn’t.

The reason is obvious. Your team was putting together a response, and tutoring all involved in how to answer to these accusations. You had to get your ducks in a row, and create an alibi so to speak. Everyone knows this, and anyone that denies it, is drunk on kool aid.

Want proof? Where are the trolls on this issue? hmmmmmmmm?

capejasmine on May 27, 2010 at 5:34 PM

The trolls are covered with sludge

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I don’t see why we are still discussing this. The Obama Administration has investigated the Obama Administration and the Obama Administration has determined the Obama Administration has done nothing wrong.

Good enough for me, so please move along.

ramrants on May 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Politico is now smearing Fox

Is the job offer story a FOX News creation?

faraway on May 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Did Paul Begala take over Politico or something? I seem to remember them making fun of Sharon Angle for spelling errors (as if that was important in the scheme of the article) a couple of days ago. Now this.

NathanG on May 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

For the Obama administration, committing felonies is proper conduct. Move along, nothing to see here.

docdave on May 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM

There are 500 reporters surrounding a certain talking point guru’s dwelling. David Plouffe has locked himself in the bathroom. Word has it that David Axelrod is on the phone with him right now telling him not to worry, this is just how some enchanted people get when they start to become self aware. The Terminator is on his way to save the day. He, the Terminator, has raised his right hand, and promised not to kill anybody today. Still, expect some shooting to occur, there is no need to for concern, because: they’ll live.

Americannodash on May 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I don’t see why we are still discussing this. The Obama Administration has investigated the Obama Administration and the Obama Administration has determined the Obama Administration has done nothing wrong.

Good enough for me, so please move along.

ramrants on May 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

capejasmine on May 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Can we see back-to-back clips of Palin and Obama saying “i’ll get back to you on that” – the former to Couric and the latter to the White House Press Corps? Please?

alwaysfiredup on May 27, 2010 at 5:49 PM

This story sounds like a win-win to me.

SlaveDog on May 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Ouch. :)

Bee on May 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Dick Blumenthal is willing to go on record yesterday, today, and tomorrow if need be to say that he served DURING this closed Sestak meeting. He will be clear, he was not IN the meeting.

Americannodash on May 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Now he’s stuck with the accusation, and he’s put himself in the position where the White House has to basically call him an idiot who didn’t understand precisely what was said when they spoke to him about his options. That’s going to leave a mark in the general election, as Allahpundit says above. Don’t expect too much to come out of this, in other words.

but isn’t the White House similarly stuck with the tatoo of being a bribing and felonious organization that is willing to break the law to get what they want? Then again, I guess that’s consistent with other things they do as well….

ted c on May 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

i admit, I scan the opener, skip to the meat of AP or Ed’s analysis, hit the exit question and am perturbed when I don’t see one, then work my way back up to the quoted passage.

lazy reading, but, it gets ‘er done…

ted c on May 27, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Has the POTUS been cornered with the “when did you stop beating your wife” question?

Americannodash on May 27, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Interesting story. Either Sestak lied or he is protecting someone or he misinterpreted what was said. I don’t know if we’ll ever know the truth.

scalleywag on May 27, 2010 at 6:13 PM

the fall guy will be Sestak himself, who, according to Ed Rendell, clearly must have misunderstood what the White House meant when it contacted him? New campaign slogan: “Vote Sestak. He’s an imbeciledelusional d*ckhead.”

I’d love to see Sestak lose the Senate race. Badly.

funky chicken on May 27, 2010 at 6:31 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Apparently, it’s the same way that they handle their voting rights.
Why read when the important thing is to let everyone know how you feel?/

ontherocks on May 27, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I don’t think Sestak misunderstood–how could one misunderstand something as specific as Sec. of the Navy. If I were Sestak I would not let myself be thrown under the notorious obama bus…fight tooth and nail. After all what has Sestak got to lose if the administration plans to undermine him anyway. Go get ‘em Joe.

jeanie on May 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM

http://www.militarycorruption.com/mullen.htm

and a follow-up that assumes the “bribe” was offered, but they also do mention Sestak’s huge ego that very well could have led him to “hear what he wanted to hear” like Rendell said. I trust Rendell more than Sestak. Scary, but true.

http://www.militarycorruption.com/mullen3.htm

funky chicken on May 27, 2010 at 6:39 PM

I wonder how many readers actually read the posts before commenting. I figure 30% or so.

Allahpundit on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

That was some serious Obama-style petulance there, AP. We do so love being insulted by our hosts.

If what you say is true, might that indicate that 70% of us would rather chat with and get information from each other instead of reading what you post? That sounds pretty beta to me. Relax. We like reading you, but you just pissed me off. Was it for the hit counter?

I hope I’ll get over it soon…

shibumiglass on May 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM

I think it’s very possible that Sestak made that accusation without having the slightest clue what it meant, in legal terms.

This sounds about right to me. Soon he’ll get that Walperin treatment- “he’s been disoriented lately…maybe going senile or having some other mental issue…”

NTWR on May 27, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Seems the WH has painted themselves into a corner. The Obamcrats are likely to lose Congress this fall, which means they’ll be wide open for investigations. But if they step forward now for the Dem Congress to deal with, they may just make their fall outcome worse.

Order another case of popcorn, “Lost” may be over, but the soaps will go on.

drfredc on May 27, 2010 at 6:50 PM

hear what he wanted to hear” like Rendell said.

C’mon–how many opportunities come up in casual conversation where you get to mention Sec. of the Navy.

jeanie on May 27, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Why do I feel like I’m hearing the ghost of Richard M. Nixon when Obama talks?

MeAlice on May 27, 2010 at 7:16 PM

What Obama should have said: Wha. Wha. Wha. Cover up? Scrutiny? What else do you want? Do you want to take my shorts? Give me a break…Go scrutinize yourself! I get scrootened every day, don’t worry, from each and every one of you. It doesn’t bother me.

MayorDaley on May 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM

faraway said (5:24 PM) that Politico is now smearing Fox, and faraway justly snarked, “Is the job offer story a FOX News creation?”

Politico’s problem, and Obama’s problem is having to cope with Major Garrett – who, with Brett Baier and occasionally Jake Tapper (Trapper?) are the only journalists out there with the cajones to ask the Won straightforward and challenging questions.

I firmly believe Major Garrett is the main reason Obama is afraid to hold pressers. That and the fact Obama knows his trying to get anything past conservative bloggers and conservative talk radio is about as effective as trying to sneak dawn past a rooster.

GGMac on May 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM

GGMac on May 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM

You’re on the right track their Mac… Stumbling on words and being downright uncomfortable when off script is a big reason also. His townhall meetings were mostly scripted; his questions while on TV (Sunday shows) are all scripted.. This guy is melting right before our eyes, and will likely snap like an over extended rubber band very soon.

Popcorn ready!

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Fox News making this up? What are they smoking at Politico? Sestak gave an honest answer to a direct question in an interview. He knew perfectly well it was going to cause a sh!tstorm (whether he knew it was an actual violation of law is anyone’s guess, I’m guessing he didn’t, but he knew it was sleazy) but he wasn’t going to lie to a reporter about it. It was a very short and straightforward statement. There is no way any Obama apologist can spin it as Sestak being equivocal or his comments subject to different interpretations. They are truly grasping at straws here.

Sestak has an immense ego but that would not cause him to inflate a job offer from the White House, especially since he obviously told Rahm to shove it after he made the offer. And it doesn’t seem likely to me that Sestak made the whole thing up just to embarrass the White House. He’s been too big a toady for Obama’s agenda in the House to want to cause him real political harm, and doing so could hurt him with his base on the Left. But I do think he wouldn’t mind getting Rahm Emanuel’s ass in a wringer.

This is going to be really fun to watch. I’m guessing that Bob Bauer is scrambling right now to come up with some kind of excuse that Rahm thought this was the way things had always been done in Washington and didn’t know it was illegal. And Rahm may end up falling on his sword as a result.

rockmom on May 27, 2010 at 9:37 PM

By the way, Pat Toomey was on Morning Joe earlier this week and made apoint to mention that he also ran against Arlen Specter in a primary in 2004, and President Bush strongly supported Specter, but nobody in the White House offered him a job to get him out of the race.

rockmom on May 27, 2010 at 9:40 PM

you forgot NObama was also offering bribes to Blagojevich

mathewsjw on May 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Excuse me, but ignorance of the law is no defense and that includes opening your big fat mouth about something you didn’t know was a crime.

The man is a congressman so if he didn’t know it was a crime then maybe every congressperson should be required to take an orientation class that explains, verbally, what they can’t do. We know they can’t read so have someone explain it to them right after they take the oath.

Jaynie59 on May 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM

That’s going to leave a mark in the general election, as Allahpundit says above.

Disagree. Look at Connecticut. As long as Sugar Daddy promises the check, Democrats will scrape anything off the ground, and proudly call it “Senator.”

MNHawk on May 28, 2010 at 7:34 AM

How is a broken law of this magnitude considered frivolous?

MSGTAS on May 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM