Monday, May 24, 2010

Shades of Nixon

Not since Nixon have we seen such a shady administration. Representative Joe Sestak says the White House offered him a job if he skipped the Pennsylvania Senate primary and allowed Arlen Specter to win the nomination.

The White House propaganda minister, Robert Gibbs, won't say if Sestak was offered a job, but he does say White House lawyers and others have looked into the matter.

"I'm not a lawyer. But lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak. And nothing inappropriate happened," Gibbs told CBS' "Face the Nation."

"I'm not going to get further into what the conversations were. People that have looked into them assure me that they weren't inappropriate in any way," he said.

Well, that's not good enough Baghdad Bob, the American people want to decide if what took place was appropriate. This kind of obfuscation is reminiscent of Nixon's offering transcripts of his infamous tapes, but not the tapes themselves. This is not a matter of national security, so tell the public what you offered Sestak and let public opinion decide if it was appropriate.

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