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Originally posted by Portugoal
Why is it non-sense? It could very well be Obama's Watergate.
Originally posted by Wayne60
Although I am not a fan of the current administration, I think this is just politics with nothing to write home about.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Impeachable offense or not, it is a serious allegation if true.
If it's true that the White House offered Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak a job to try to clear the Democratic Senate primary for incumbent Arlen Specter, that's disturbing.
But not because anyone is "participating in the cover-up of a possible crime." This doesn't sound like a "potentially devastating accusation of political corruption," much less an "impeachable offense," no matter what nonsense Michael Steele or Sean Hannity are peddling. Republicans may be calling for a special prosecutor, and even Democratic Senator Dick Durbin wants to know what happened. But it's called politics, and it's not uncommon. News flash: Sometimes the politics of political appointments and political races can get political.
"Congress gives us plenty of genuine ethics concerns to worry about – particularly the role of campaign contributions which are de facto “bribes” (watch carefully what happens to the banking reform bill when it goes to House-Senate conference). Voters should not be distracted by media generated sideshows having little to do with what goes on in Washington".
If the White House had offered Sestak a job so that he would vote a certain way on a bill, or to buy his silence about an illegal or unethical act, this would have legs. But it’s nothing like that, and Washington Republicans know it.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This Sestak guy is lying. That's my opinion.
Originally posted by Alxandro
BH, I know these pills are getting harder to swallow, but if Sleestak is lying then why doesn't Gibbs just come out and call him a liar?
There were indeed some conversations that did occur but according to Gibbs "are not problematic".