Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sestak: Follow-Up Needed
Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation posted this piece on the Foundry Blog site yesterday, and the second comment is from me.
In the below article, quoting from the White House Counsel paper, the key word is "these." Check out this clip:
(White House Counsel) Bauer denies that White House staff directly discussed these offers with Sestak; instead, Rahm Emanuel, the Chief of Staff, enlisted former President Bill Clinton to “raise” these options with Sestak. Sestak “declined the suggested alternatives, remaining committed to his Senate candidacy.”
Here's my theory: The contact both the White House and Sestak addressed yesterday probably did take place, but it was only the first contact. I'm betting there were more contacts (at least one) after Sestak appeared to have a chance to defeat Specter in the primary, and those contacts involved other offers - more enticing than the offer of "additional service to the public in a high-level advisory capacity.”
It's been painful to watch a former two-star Admiral in the world's greatest Navy squirm, dissemble, and do everything possible to avoid answering the questions put to him so far. It makes one wonder about the selection process for promotion to the rank of Admiral.
Water boarding might be necessary to get the whole truth about the White House job offer out of this man.
Here's the article by Hans von Spakovsky.
Sestak Memo Only Raises More Questions | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.