Submitted By Todd on May 31st at 8:37am
Governor Ed Rendell, spinning on behalf of the Obama administration, says the job offer to Joe Sestak was fine because it's just business as usual.
... it's happened in politics for time immemorial. I did the same thing in 2006 to ask a former congressman, Joe Hoeffel, to drop out of the race against Bob Casey in the primary.But Obama was supposed to be an angel who would wave a wand of magic and make the scuzz disappear. The Governor of Pennsylvania says ya, that's what he's doing, except for the dirty business that we view as essential to maintaining a ruthless hold on power.
I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.Debating Rendell on Fox News Sunday was Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been the point man for the GOP in pushing for an investigation into whether the White House broke the law when it offered a job to Joe Sestak.
... it's very clear that what they were doing is they're — they're now coming up with a non-plausible answer. It's the reason the FBI needs to investigate this. An independent — independent from me, independent from the president — needs to investigate and get to the bottom of this and — so we can all move on.While Issa argues the White House behavior was clearly illegal, it seems what he's really angling for is an examination of the cover-up - who lied and when, and what did the president know and when did he know it.
The question is has this been transparent. No. Has there been stalling? Yes. Is there a possibility that what we're being told now is not true because it's not so plausible? Yes. Should there be independent investigation so we can move on? Yes.Having a prosecutor poking around the Oval Office trying to find out if Obama is the new Nixon would be a joy for the GOP, and would force a halt to the socialization project that the regime represents.