Sestak admits WH offered him job; Democrats lament potential electoral risk
Democrats want to nip this in the bud before the rubes begin to notice come election time:
Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) called on the White House on Monday to detail conversations it allegedly had with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to try to convince him to drop his Senate bid.
Weiner said that allegations that White House officials had offered Sestak an administration job in exchange for his dropping of his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) had become a growing political liability.
Weiner said that he saw it as likely that nothing inappropriate did happen, but reasoned that this was why the administration needed to be more forthcoming about the case.
“When we’re having conversations like this three days after the nomination, that’s a problem,” said Weiner, who also expressed support for Sestak’s Senate campaign.
But the New York Democrat said the best way to do that was with some sort of release of information, which he said would bury the story.
“Someone has to help us out here, and I think the White House and Congressman Sestak need to make sure we’re not talking about this next week,” Weiner explained.
Are we allowed to refer to Democrats as “corrupt” yet? Or is corruption just a label for the Republican party?
It isn’t so much about the potential violation of Federal law, or the continuation of politics as usual in Washington.
No, it’s not just that.
I don’t hear any Democrats going on about how unethical this all is–the White House handing out official administration jobs like candy on Halloween, just as long as it gets its way. Not to mention interfering with a Senate primary.
We hear none of that. What we do hear is Democrats lamenting the fact that this “issue” could be damaging to their electoral prospects come this November. You know, priorities.
Congressman Weiner and the rest of these corrupt Democrats can take a hike.
Kudos to Congressman Issa who’s been pounding the table on this issue for months.