Why Isn't the Press Pressing Sestak on Accusation of White House Bribery?
12:49 PM, May 20, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Steve Hayes noted earlier that this Washington Post story on Joe Sestak surprisingly neglects to even mention Sestak's claim that he was offered a job by the White House in exchange for dropping out of the race against Arlen Specter. It was a serious charge, and the White House denies it. Keep in mind Sestak wasn't offered some ambassadorship to the Maldives--he said "yes" when asked if he was offered a "high-ranking" job in the administration.
So, what was the job, and who offered it? Was Sestak lying, or was the White House? Why is the Washington Post apparently uninterested in a credible charge that the "most transparent administration" in history tried to bribe a Senate candidate?
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is trying to press Sestak on the issue:
Michael Steele adds in a statement: "until a thorough and public investigation has been conducted and the air is cleared, this matter will continue to cloud the President each time he steps foot in Pennsylvania to place the establishment mantle on Joe Sestak between now and November."
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