Skip to comments.Explanation of White House 'job offer' energizes doubters
Posted on 05/29/2010 12:51:17 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
White House lawyer Robert Bauer's statement today on the "job offer" to Rep. Joe Sestak carefully explained it was really only an unpaid advisory position that would allow Sestak to stay in his U.S. House seat representing Pennsylvania.
But the words did nothing to remove critics' doubts, and one commenter on the blog of conservative columnist Michelle Malkin may have touched a nerve when he wrote, "When you are telling the truth you do not have to prepare a response. The truth does not have to be manipulated. It does not have to be reviewed by attorneys. It does not have to be prepared. Calls don't have to be made to get the story straight."
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
After months of
innocently gathering hiding all the 'facts', the White House chaps now claim... There, fixed.
Liberal Fox News analyst Lis Wiehl says she doesn't understand why the White House took so "long in coming out with this memo from Bauer" and "I don't understand why they didn't come out with it sooner,"
Because they just created it Lis. Lis? I never heard THAT first name before... but she is hot for a lib so she's an anomaly.
It's always been those behind the curtain that make the decisions.
The veil has been rent, Czechmate! (oh that's right this will never see the light of day except here at FR and where it originated)
Thanks for the enlightenment Sum.
The White House's story is so unconvincing that the media are convinced it's true!
Aha, the criteria has been met.
Great analysis Johnny!
I don't know what that means....
You mean this one?
” He can always say that his memory of the events was cloudy because of the anesthesia he was given for the surgery (if the conversation happened after the surgery) “
The long term post op memory problems associated with open heart surgery is sometimes called “ pump head. “
Can affect patients for months and even years.
The White House may even trot out this excuse to gain sympathy for Bill Clinton and show that they were just trying to protect the former president and his mental disability
and spin themselves as the good guys in all this.
I think Thursday’s luncheon at the White House was an attempt to get Clinton to say he got carried away with exuberance and misinterpreted a conversation with Barry and he overstepped the bounds and mistakenly offered a job he had no business offering, etc, etc.
Not from pump head , but, Bubba being Bubba , it was all completely innocent .
Clinton could have saved the day-spinning the media with his contrition and cornpone.
I don’t think Clinton was willing to take the fall , might have been interesting to be a fly on the wall during that meeting.
I think they are going to dirty up Clinton as the scandal continues to unfold .
They can’t sacrifice anyone at the White House and they have to save Sestak, the only expendable one is Clinton.
The water in the toilet bowl is swirling!
Yep. This guy is definitely a loose cannon, the pressure will continue to be applied to him, as he's staying in his bid for the Senate seat -- I'm counting on it being him who finally folds. He's not careful and he doesn't know how to lie, to keep the lies straight.
The first words out of his mouth were that he'd been contacted by a White House official -- Bill Clinton could in no way be characterized as such. This story has more holes in it than my hunk of Swiss cheese up in the fridge.
Current president? So Zer0 was there for the lap dance too?
Wonderful firing for effect - but not on target.
You call the plum, whatever it actually was, a "bribe." The trouble with that line of reasoning is only that no one is entitled to have Joe Sestak run for the Democratic nomination for Senator from Pennsylvania. Mr. Sestak would have incurred no liability whatsoever by declining to run against Arlen Specter (the defeat of whose reelection bid, let us stipulate, is unquestionably a public service).
The problem which the "Clinton ex machina" cock and bull story fails to address is the concluding sentence of Section 6 of Article I of the Constitution, which concludes:no person holding any office under the United States, shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.The violation of the Constitution in this case lies not in the object of Mr. Obama's manipulations, but in the very fact that he used his position to offer (through intermediaries be they never so numerous and/or distinguished) a sitting Congressman a job in Obama's gift, to be held concurrently with his continuing to sit as a Congressman. I fail to see what the kerfuffle was about, when it was rumored that Obama had offered Sestak the Secretary of the Navy gig. Had he accepted that position, there could have been no question of his retaining his seat as a congressman.
Ironically, I'm not aware of the rule which would inhibit a president from openly naming a Congressman to an executive position provided the Congressman resigns from Congress to accept it. As Senator Clinton (D,NY) did when she accepted the Secretary of State position, for example.
NSA, Clinton, emails June 2009
WE can HOPE!
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