Clinton backing away from Sestak story? Update: Video added; Update: New video with Clinton

posted at 8:48 pm on August 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

According to the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, Bill Clinton has now denied that he acted as a go-between with Joe Sestak and the White House on a job offer to get out of the primary for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania.  Sestak had claimed to have received an offer of an administration job in exchange for his withdrawal, which prompted demands for a probe into potential violations of the law.  The issue died down when Sestak claimed, but which Clinton never addressed publicly, that the offer was a trial balloon that came from the former President and got somehow misinterpreted.  White House counsel Robert Bauer included it in the Obama administration’s report to the committee on the controversy:

The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board. Congressman Sestak declined the suggested alternatives, remaining committed to his Senate candidacy.

Sestak followed up with a confirmation of that sequence of events on May 28th:

Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives.

Now, according to the Republican members, Clinton has denied ever doing so in a conversation with WBRE-TV yesterday:

“Clinton denied it to EyeWitness news, saying he never tried to get Sestak out of the race and has never been accused of it.” (WBRE-TV, 8/10/10)

Jeff Dunetz confirmed the report with WBRE management, and says someone’s lying:

Just when you thought it was safe to accept a White House Job offer, the Joe Sestak Job scandal has reared its ugly head once again. Silent through the mess, former President Bill Clinton has finally spoken and denied the White House explanation that he met with Joe Sestak to offer him an administration job to drop out of the Democratic Primary against soon to be former Senator Specter.

WBRE-TV in Pennsylvania has reported that former President Bill Clinton denied any involvement in trying to maneuver Sestak out of the race (Source:House oversight committee,  and  story was personally confirmed with the evening assignment manager of WBRE via phone call on 8/11)


I’m a little curious why WBRE doesn’t have a report on this on its own website. They have two articles about Clinton’s campaign appearances for Sestak dated today, neither of which mentions this denial.  Surely the NBC affiliate would understand the news value of this, especially in the middle of a Senate campaign in which Sestak’s honesty has already come under scrutiny.  Perhaps they’ll have a report on it later and just missed the significance of the quote when they first had it, but that prompts the question of how the Oversight Committee managed to find it.

Assuming WBRE actually has this right, what does it mean?  Many questioned whether the initial accusation would amount to a prosecutable offense, but as with so many other peccadilloes, it’s the cover-up that will get people in trouble.  If Sestak lied about Clinton’s involvement, then he may find himself in big trouble with the Ethics Committee for knowingly giving false testimony to Oversight, whether under oath or not.  If the White House and its counsel lied about Clinton’s involvement, that makes an even bigger problem and perhaps even a small-to-moderate constitutional crisis that could mean a termination for Bauer and some uncomfortable hearings for the White House if Republicans take control after the midterms.

As I recall, though, none of the testimony came under oath, so perjury and actual criminal charges wouldn’t apply.  Politically, it would be a disaster for Sestak and Obama, especially in the near term.  Assuming this gets substantiated — and that Clinton doesn’t have a sudden recall of pitching a job at Sestak — Pat Toomey will beat Sestak senseless in the next few weeks with it.

Update: Here’s the video of the WBRE report. It doesn’t have Clinton on camera making the statement, however:

Still room for deniability on Clinton’s part, but definitely this puts the issue back on the table again.

Update II: WEBR has video of their reporter attempting to get Clinton to answer the question. It’s a little hard to make out, but Clinton denies attempting to get Sestak to quit:

For the man who parsed the word “is,” there is possibly some wiggle room here. Clinton could argue that he didn’t intend on getting Sestak to quit but merely parlayed the request from the White House. However, it does appear that Clinton denies the story altogether in this reaction.


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Man, that Slick Willy is one savvy, ruthless player.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I rather doubt that he is please with the way that the Obama CAMPAIGN treated Hillary…

Khun Joe on August 11, 2010 at 9:59 PM

pleased…

Khun Joe on August 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM

The Dems can hardly go after Clinton’s crediblity, as it would bring up the whole painful impeachment episode. (And they need him out on the stump since Obama and Michelle Antoinette are so toxic).

Not to mention attacking Clinton’s credibility would bring back the almost equally painful reminder that they never got to impeach BushCheney.

Wethal on August 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM

A Gutfield and Gay Bar catch 22 for them maybe?

bluemarlin on August 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Geez, people!
Am I the only one here fluent in Clinton? When he

denied any involvement in trying to maneuver Sestak out of the race,

that just means that the offer wasn’t for a quid pro quo. It doesn’t mean a conversation didn’t take place; and of course its only natural that every one remembers it slightly differently. (An acceptable defense only when you have a “d” after your name.)

LASue on August 11, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I think he is denying trying to push Sestak out of the race. That is not the same thing (necessarily) as denying that he had a conversation with him about potential job offers from the White House.

Remember who we are dealing with here…

Joe Caps on August 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM

This is the part of the story where Bill hangs Barack out to dry. Payback for stealing the primaries from the Mrs.

Time to buy more popcorn! :)

Shiny_Tiara on August 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I wonder if zero’s head starts to implode if his ears will come to his rescue. ::::PlllfhThuk::::

Key West Reader on August 11, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Oh, it is a good day for Dem entertainment.
Gibbs and libs and now slick Willy.
How do people with a functioning brain vote Democrat?

ORconservative on August 11, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I rather doubt that he is please with the way that the Obama CAMPAIGN treated Hillary…

Khun Joe on August 11, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Huh?

He admired that.

He didn’t like what they did to him, though.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Joe Caps on August 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Clinton: “..define offer.”

whiskeytango on August 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM

How do people with a functioning brain vote Democrat?

ORconservative on August 11, 2010 at 10:20 PM

For the free stuff.

Key West Reader on August 11, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Oh, it is a good day for Dem entertainment.
Gibbs and libs and now slick Willy.
How do people with a functioning brain vote Democrat?

ORconservative on August 11, 2010 at 10:20 PM

And don’t leave out Blago…

…he hates getting left out.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 10:25 PM

I never tried to get Sestak out of the race and has never been accused of it.

Slick Willie

Brilliant.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Key West Reader on August 11, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Virginia Beach is my hometown. Don’t you think that people that spout that Socialist crap are truly clueless? Would love to get a peek at their finances to see how altruistic they really are.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:31 PM

The Revenge of The Clintons.

Queen0fCups on August 11, 2010 at 10:37 PM

“It’s time for Barack to go; leave with dignity” -Charlie Rangel

Bahahahahahaha!!!!!

TN Mom on August 11, 2010 at 9:58 PM

AWESOME! If old Cholly would use this it would bring him the big payday hes’ shakin down the town for! HHAAAAAA!
The delicious irony of it!
Drive Pinnochios 97% black approval to 70%.
Thats gotaa be worth close to a billion Charlie!
Obamas got it too hes’ got that stimulus he had better be sprinklin some on Cholly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxvSGuFbqcA

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM

TN MOM

I sent that to El Rushbo and tomorrow I will send it on his 24/7 email. I don’t have my password here or saved on my laptop.

Rush could have a heyday with that one! Resign Mr. Obam!

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM

It is things like this that will bring Obama down. As his approval tanks, people who have dirt on him will turn against him and those who have been defending him will stop for fear they will go down with him.

echosyst on August 11, 2010 at 10:56 PM

I was up in St. Augustine when this story came out. And it was like, “Huh?” Why would Clinton lie for obama after what Obama did to his wife?

Key West:

A good question then, and now, the delicious answer:

Slick set barry up — a masterstroke of patient deviousness —

couldn’t happen to a nicer guy —

hopefully though, slick, shrillary and berri will all go down in flames —

commies of a feather should burn together.

tigerlily on August 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM

and those who have been defending him will stop for fear they will go down with him.

echosyst on August 11, 2010 at 10:56 PM

The question is, how long before the news decision makers begin to realize their livelihoods are on the line?

Once he loses the news editors, it will be a blood bath.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I did
not
have
Sestak relations with that hoodlum–Mr Obama…

macncheez on August 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM

macncheez: Hehe witty!:)

canopfor on August 11, 2010 at 11:04 PM

None of this matters one iota. Without the MSM there is no story. Unless you can convince me that the MSM is looking to take some one down this story and countless other have no legs.

patrick neid on August 11, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Revenge for Teh Won’s interference in the Colorado Senate primary methinks…

alexwest on August 11, 2010 at 11:06 PM

None of this matters one iota. Without the MSM there is no story. Unless you can convince me that the MSM is looking to take some one down this story and countless other have no legs.

patrick neid on August 11, 2010 at 11:05 PM

All he needs to do is turn the screws on Sestak. This is a game to bend the inside politics of the Dem party and squeeze Obama.

alexwest on August 11, 2010 at 11:08 PM

HAHA, Bill is totally Referring Back To The Chorus on Barack !

teacherman on August 11, 2010 at 11:23 PM

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Wasn’t Rangel denied the chance to speak at the 2008 DNC Convention (Obama nomination) due to his early, strong support for Hillary?!

Pass the popcorn!

TN Mom on August 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM

The earlier post was right: Slick Willie is indeed a ruthless sonovabitch. Can you say “Primary challenge”? That’s what’s coming. Obama is toast, and the Clintons are ready to take what is rightfully theirs and because President Obama stole it from them he needs to learn a hard political lesson.

MTF on August 11, 2010 at 11:48 PM

For the man who parsed the word “is,” there is possibly some wiggle room here. Clinton could argue that he didn’t intend on getting Sestak to quit but merely parlayed the request from the White House. However, it does appear that Clinton denies the story altogether in this reaction.

Or, by “accused of that”, he simply means it’s never gone either to court or to a congressional ethics committee.

No formal accusation? Never happened.

Tuning Spork on August 11, 2010 at 11:49 PM

The Rangers are looking like they’ll beat the Yankees tonight.

What was that you were saying about some offer to a senatorial candidate in a State I have no interest in to take an administrative job in president Big Ears administration from former president Clinton that he (Clinton) is now denying?

It’s the bottom of the 9th and the Yankees are up by 1.

Baseball’s a lot easier to keep up with.

Darn, the Yankees just won.

BowHuntingTexas on August 11, 2010 at 11:54 PM

As I recall, though, none of the testimony came under oath, so perjury and actual criminal charges wouldn’t apply.

The integrity bar is lowered again with the formidable Mr. Clinton. This is so typical of Ms. Pelosi’s AMCE swamp-cleaner. (hint to Nancy—the bag has to be changed now and then)

Rovin on August 12, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Sestak had claimed to have received an offer of an administration job in exchange for his withdrawal, which prompted demands for a probe into potential violations of the law.

Pelosi is getting swamped by house democrats…

TN Mom on August 12, 2010 at 12:23 AM

“I’m a little curious why WBRE doesn’t have a report on this on its own website. Surely the NBC affiliate would understand the news value of this…”

.
Huh.
Go figure.

mrt721 on August 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Let’s presume for the moment none of this actually happened. What is troubling is that the story is credible.

hadsil on August 12, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Who would have thought our first Black President would be such a thorn in the side of our first Biracial President since both of them are Democrats?

ButterflyDragon on August 12, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Billy Jeff could find some wiggle room in a concrete straitjacket.

hillbillyjim on August 12, 2010 at 1:14 AM

The water levels are rising in the swamp

seven on August 12, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Perhaps the mask is coming off and he is showing that he isn’t a Rahmulan and is now free to let others know he has something very, very valuable.

Bill Clinton learned, long ago, that the best skeletons are those you have placed in other people’s closets.

ajacksonian on August 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Donks scurrying down the anchor rope as fast as they can line up. The Obwoma ship is sinking at the dock.

tarpon on August 12, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Bill Clinton learned, long ago, that the best skeletons are those you have placed in other people’s closets.

ajacksonian on August 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM

that’s funny! Dastardly, clever and funny in a devious way. Pass me that popcorn dammit.

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Pat Toomey will beat Sestak senseless in the next few weeks with it.

WooooHooooooooooooooo!

Bill Clinton learned, long ago, that the best skeletons are those you have placed in other people’s closets.

ajacksonian on August 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Well put.

petefrt on August 12, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Clinton= big ship
Obama = little ship

you’ll get it…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3WveEZykJ8&feature=related

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:21 AM

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Funny.

I have a hunch that during the last primary the Clintons held back on some dirt they were developing on Øbama. Does anyone think they’ll hold back anything next time?

Looks like bad blood between Clintons and Øbama. Clintons are coiled to strike like a snake.

petefrt on August 12, 2010 at 8:27 AM

The Teflon Pres. Clinton sending Obama’s woes back where they came from?

petefrt,

That’s the rattling sound signaling to step back or suffer the consequences. News is that Obama only has Chicago support now. Whereas, the Clintons just cinched their allies together at Chelsea’s wedding.

maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Whereas, the Clintons just cinched their allies together at Chelsea’s wedding.
maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM

I thought the same thing.

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Bill Clinton learned, long ago, that the best skeletons are those you have placed in other people’s closets.

ajacksonian on August 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM

/And Halloween precedes the elections. Figure that China will be exporting that Joker mask?/

maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I have nothing against the Clintons, I don’t vote for them. However, I do believe that someone is about to pay a price for the ObamaDebacle of 2008, and it will be Obama himself.

Hey, if the Clinton’s can rescue our country in this time of ObamaPeril, more power to them even if Bill does suffer from OsteoPornOsis.

Key West Reader on August 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Yep you got that right. The way I see it (not a conspiracy but a very stretchy far-fetched future psychic thingy):

1-Obama will not finish his term in the WH; illness or scandal or just quit (I hope nothing bad happens, tho)
2-#2=not up to the task. Worse revolt with people that is going on now. Sarah? He’ll be trashed the same as her.
3-Ms. Botox=out of the question! G O N E
4-Hillary steps in as new POTUS. My MIL will be happy, a good chunk of the country will be relieved and they got what they wanted, with whatever means and powers they still have left.

No, I don’t have a bong; just the am coffee.

I am not the only one that foresees this future.

ProudPalinFan on August 12, 2010 at 8:41 AM

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/offergate_did_bill_clinton_set.html

JC Arenas at the americanthinker.com asks the same question, “Did Billy Jeff set Obama Up?”

…and so the plot thickens….

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Obama’s presidency thus far has been a magnificent failure, and the Clintons — who many have suggested have been marginalized — continue to sit quietly in the background, waiting for any opportunity to put a knife into his back.

quote from JC Arenas column….above

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Whereas the Clintons just cinched their allies together at Chelsea’s wedding.

maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Some things you know are true as soon as they’re said. Yes, of course they did. Makes perfect sense.

I’m popping extra corn.

petefrt on August 12, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Hillary will run in 2012.
Bill is helping.

Pithy enough?

barnone on August 12, 2010 at 8:50 AM

alright there reporter girl boy…. get your lil’ notepad out there and do some shoe-leather expressin’ and go git ya the story.

ted c on August 11, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I will be on this…this is the state I live in, so if I find something, I’ll sound the alarm. Did Sestak get his dead fish yet?

ProudPalinFan on August 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM

UPDATE: New video with Clinton

I dunno. After watching the video, the evidence is thin. Would need more of a denial from Clinton and a follow-up. The transcript on the second vid says “Specter.” Is that what Clinton thought the person was asking him? This story will only have legs if Bill Clinton responds to the accusation and denies his involvement. Otherwise, the SRM will ignore it and the blogosphere will waste time speculating (even though everyone knows the WH offered Sestak the job).

conservative pilgrim on August 12, 2010 at 8:53 AM

JC Arenas at the americanthinker.com asks the same question, “Did Billy Jeff set Obama Up?”

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM

I seem to recall that we at HA were discussing that possibility even back then. That’s why I like this place.

petefrt on August 12, 2010 at 8:54 AM

JC Arenas at the americanthinker.com asks the same question, “Did Billy Jeff set Obama Up?”

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM

You know both Clintons have something up their collective sleeves. Is this the bomb that will drop? And it’s only Thursday! Could be a loooong weekend for the WH.

conservative pilgrim on August 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Gee, do ya think that Bill Clinton could be a liar????

georgealbert on August 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM

You know both Clintons have something up their collective sleeves. Is this the bomb that will drop? And it’s only Thursday! Could be a loooong weekend for the WH.

conservative pilgrim on August 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Recovery Summer is turning into Hillary’s Revenge.

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Da swamp be gettin’ drained one rat at a time. This is payback for the race card. BJ didn’t like that at all.

Kissmygrits on August 12, 2010 at 9:10 AM

I did
not
have
Sestak relations with that hoodlum–Mr Obama…

macncheez on August 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM

ROFLMAO! Thanks you brought me back from a meltdown b/c I miss my mom :(

ProudPalinFan on August 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Gee, do ya think that Bill Clinton could be a liar????

georgealbert on August 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM</blockquote

$10 says that the White House will defend itself with that claim right there.

Trouble is, who cares anymore if Billy Jeff is a liar? It's out there, it's a fact, and he ain't POTUS no mo'. The White House can't use it against him to save their own asses.

ted c on August 12, 2010 at 9:13 AM

“Playing with the big boys?”

Please! When it counted, in 2008, the Soros/Chicago machine trashed the Clintons like a demolition derby beater. The best that Billy Jeff and Shrillery can do now is subtle backstabbing. Her chance to be President is getting more and more statistically unlikely with each O-gaffe between now and 2012.

ebrown2 on August 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Perhaps the mask is coming off and he is showing that he isn’t a Rahmulan and is now free to let others know he has something very, very valuable.

Bill Clinton learned, long ago, that the best skeletons are those you have placed in other people’s closets.

ajacksonian on August 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Ahhh, there it is…Lizard People! I missed some classes of ST TNG./sarc

ProudPalinFan on August 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

I wonder if zero’s head starts to implode if his ears will come to his rescue. ::::PlllfhThuk::::

Key West Reader on August 11, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Well, they’re certainly big enough to “plug the d*mn hole”, until, of course, he opens his lyin’ yap again.
There ain’t enough boom material on this earth to plug THAT d*mn hole.

VelvetElvis on August 12, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Clinton said: I didn’t try to get him out of the race and: I wasn’t accused of that(trying to get him out of the race). That statement doesn’t reference the job offer at all. For clinton there’s not a little wiggle room there, its a space big enough to drive a mack truck through.

infidel2 on August 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Payback is a bitch Barack. Paving the way for Hillary.

Herb on August 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Is that Monica Lewinski in the lower right corner of the first video? If so it’s interesting that they used that particular piece of stock footage… Its a girl with dark hair and a chubby arm who seems familiar enough to be reaching up and over Clinton for something.

@ntif@n on August 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I’m a little curious why WBRE doesn’t have a report on this on its own website. They have two articles about Clinton’s campaign appearances for Sestak dated today, neither of which mentions this denial. Surely the NBC affiliate would understand the news value of this, especially in the middle of a Senate campaign in which Sestak’s honesty has already come under scrutiny.

An NBC affiliate in Wilkes-Barre, home of Kanjorski, not understanding the news value of this? The Wilkes-Barre / Scranton (home of Joe Biden) area is a political hotbed where the old coal-mining union Democrats are struggling to hang on while Republicans try to develop new industries around fiscal conservatism. Of course WBRE-TV understood the news value of this, and realized they stepped in it big time, and tried to shush up anything that could hurt Sestak.

This might have something to do with the Colorado Senate primaries, after Obama started crowing that “his” man Bennet won the primary over Clinton-backed Romanoff, to whom Obama had also offered a job in the Administration. Clinton was probably miffed about this, and decided that he was not going to take the rap for Sestak any more, and let Obama and Sestak defend themselves in public.

BJ Clinton is probably still bitter about 2008. If Hillary had been President, he would have been First Dude pulling her strings, presiding over huge Democrat majorities in Congress, able to “triangulate” and do everything he failed to do in 1993-94. He watched Obama run away with the caucuses with Chi-town shenanigans, then blunder away public support as President, and Clinton probably sees another 1994 on the horizon, having presided over 1994.

If Clinton now sees an electoral disaster for Democrats as being inevitable in 2010, he might just want the voters to blame Obama, so that he can push Hillary forward as the “savior of the Democrats” in 2012. Throwing Sestak under the bus may be part of his plan.

Steve Z on August 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Clinton wagging his finger: “I did not have sexual relations with Joe Sestak.”

paulsur on August 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM

paulsur: “Clinton: I did not have sexual relations with Joe Sestak.”

you beat me to it!!

This issue will get exactly as hot as Billy wants it to. He can squash it again…but Obama will get a hefty price-tage for Billy doing so. Hey Obama…when you lie down with the dogs, you wake up with fleas!!

Justrand on August 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Maybe someone else already observed: It’s Bush’s fault!

chai on August 12, 2010 at 12:49 PM

This is a big nothing-burger. Clinton’s obviously parsing “get him out of the race” and will say he wasn’t trying to get him out of the race, but was just passing along a message and giving him career advice.

Heywood U. Reedmore on August 12, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I should correct myself. It’s not totally a nothing-burger: it will likely force Sestak to comment and it keeps the story going.

Heywood U. Reedmore on August 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM

It’s a masterful play by Clinton –dangle an impeachable offense above BHO’s head, extract a huge price from him to parse a way to a “never mind” from the MSM.

The parsing is easy –as others have noted, Bill will simply explain it was all just an expression of insight into and concern over what might happen to Poor Joe Sestak, never tried to exert any influence.

The price for him to pull BHO’s impeachi-balls out of the vise is the only real question. I say it’s Ditch Biden, Bitch Slide-in –that is, Hillary as VEEP, by 2012, latest.

The only surprising outcome would be for Bill to create a full-scale constitutional crisis by having a faux come-to-Jesus moment: “No one ever pressed me to confirm or deny those stories, and maybe I shoulda said something sooner, but at this point, I gotta be honest –it didn’t really happen the way they’ve explained it to Congress.”

JPlunket on August 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM

How many extremely foul mouthed messages has Rahm left on Clinton’s voicemail by now?

I always wondered why the WH thought it was safe to let WC hold their nuts gently on this one.

I never saw WC as close to losing it as when they trashed him as a racist in the primaries, and that’s just one snapshot of the overall provocation the dems offered him. And then at the convention when he spoke, they played an insulting song as he left the stage. Then the constant betrayals, etcetera. And then it was all to be forgotten and one big happy dysfunctional family.

None of these people read history.

perries on August 12, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Bill Clinton’s on Hannity’s FOX show this evening?

maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Bill Clinton was impeached for lying while under oath.

Whatever he says holds no water except by faith of listeners.

maverick muse on August 12, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Didn’t The One realize that TFBP(The First Black President) is more ethically challenged than he and should not have depended on him for CYA duties?

chickasaw42 on August 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Well we do have a proven purger saying this…

I think it is fair to put the worst spin on all of this.

Unless we get clear and concrete answers they are guilty.

If people have nothing to hide they don’t have to behave like this.

petunia on August 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Both people (Sestak & Romanoff)whom Clinton supported, were offered jobs by Obama to keep them from running?? There’s a bigger story here…

TN Mom on August 12, 2010 at 10:45 PM

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