There is a very interesting political soap opera taking place here in Pennsylvania. Seems that Congressman Joe Sestak, who represents the 7th Congressional district here in Pistolvania, and who is running against Arlen Specter in the dumbocratic primary for the senate, has accused his O ness and company of offering him a high level gig if he will drop out of the race. Not so fast says the White House, we did no such thing.
So who is lying? Somebody clearly is. And Sestak raised the stakes by going on Radio Rwanda and declaring that he was absolutely offered a cushy gig not to run against Specter, and he is not backing down from his declarations.
"In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a "high-ranking" government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary.
A White House official "vociferously" denied his account yesterday as Sestak insisted on national television that he had told the truth, but declined for a second day to divulge details.
"I was asked a direct question . . . and I answered it honestly," Sestak said in a Fox News interview. "There's nothing more to go into."
Sestak made his startling claim Thursday during the taping of Comcast Network's Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a public affairs show televised on Sunday evenings.
"Were you ever offered a federal job to get out of this race?" Kane asked near the end of the 30-minute interview.
"Yes," Sestak answered." [Story]
If the White House did offer Sestak a gig it wouldn't be the first time that the executive branch (certainly not this one) played politics in this manner. They are the executive branch, but they still belong to a political party, and they still want to help their candidates get elected. But here is the thing; both men are dumbocrats, and Sestak is closer to the left than Specter- a man who would rather switch than fight his own party in order to survive politically- So if Sestak is telling the truth it's troubling. The flip side is that if he is lying he has committed political suicide.
This should be fun. Again, somebody is lying. I love it when politricksters are exposed for the liars they really are.
Finally tonight, I have to comment on my man Rush. (I know I know, it's like shooting fish in a barrel) When he tried to buy the Rams and people were accusing him of being a racist he and his conservative friends vehemently denied it. And he even had his house Negro friend, Rev. Ken ,on his radio program to defend him. (I wonder if Rush thinks that Rev. Ken talks like a Negro?) Rush and the man sang Kumbaya (not literally) while Rush declared that he doesn't see race. For the record; Rush has constantly maintained on his program that the matter of race never crosses his mind. Well...
Anyway, I am out....Wait, did that sound too Negro? Let me change that: Have a wonderful night everybody.