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Sestak Says Federal Job Was Offered To Quit Race
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/19/10 | Thomas Fitzgerald

Posted on 02/19/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by moose2004

Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state's Democratic primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; joesestak; payoff; pennsylvania; ratmachine; whitehouse
I believe Sestak.
1 posted on 02/19/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by moose2004
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To: moose2004

It’s da Chicago way............


2 posted on 02/19/2010 7:37:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: moose2004

This is great news! So good on so many levels. Glad Sestak spilled the beans.


3 posted on 02/19/2010 7:37:23 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: moose2004

Obama doesn’t like Paterson in NY either.


4 posted on 02/19/2010 7:38:41 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: moose2004

Well that was the offer he could refuse.

He may not be so lucky next time.


5 posted on 02/19/2010 7:38:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: WashingtonSource

I hope he bought a remote control car starter.


6 posted on 02/19/2010 7:38:48 AM PST by hometoroost (I am not a crook, I did not have sex with that woman, and I am not an ideologue.)
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To: WashingtonSource

Isn’t it against the law to offer federal jobs for political favors?


7 posted on 02/19/2010 7:39:02 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004

NOTE to Rep. Sestak — be sure to have your brakes checked before you have home this evening. Also, before you turn the key in the ignition....


8 posted on 02/19/2010 7:39:03 AM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: moose2004; a fool in paradise
I believe Moe!


9 posted on 02/19/2010 7:40:07 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Good one.


10 posted on 02/19/2010 7:40:46 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004
This paper really needs a proofreader:

A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied Sestak had been offered [offered what?] yesterday. Before the spokesman issued the denial a senior Pennsylvania Democrat yesterday said Whitye House officials there were angered by Sestak's account.
11 posted on 02/19/2010 7:41:48 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: moose2004
Uh, oh ...


12 posted on 02/19/2010 7:42:00 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: patriot preacher
I hope he doesn't own a prized racehorse.


13 posted on 02/19/2010 7:42:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: moose2004

Probably every vulnerable D’s who voted for Crap and Trade and ZeroCare have been promised a Federal job or some cushy job on K street when they get thrown out of office.


14 posted on 02/19/2010 7:43:12 AM PST by C19fan
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To: moose2004

Sorry Joe Sestak I can’t buy that. This is more like a PR stunt to move you towards the Tea Party.


15 posted on 02/19/2010 7:43:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: moose2004
He was offered the position of Supreme Commander of the Galaxy...


16 posted on 02/19/2010 7:43:29 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: moose2004

Not for a dim silly.

LLS


17 posted on 02/19/2010 7:43:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: moose2004

Isn’t it against the law to offer federal jobs for political favors?
++++++++++++

That would be known as a BRIBE !!
BRIBES don’t count in CHICAGO or the White House now !!


18 posted on 02/19/2010 7:44:28 AM PST by W-Girl
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To: moose2004

Democrats - carrying on the grand Machine tradition of patronage, bribery, graft and corruption.


19 posted on 02/19/2010 7:44:45 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: moose2004

Democrats in PA are not crazy about Specter and view him as a political opportunist, which he is.

Sestak and Specter going at each other during a primary will split the party and leave a bitter taste in the mouths of each one’s supporters going into the general in addition to tapping out Democrat coffers.

Toomey can soar above it all and be strong and positive going into the general and save his money for when it will really count. Only way Democrats have a chance to hang on to this seat is for Sestak to step aside which he will not do.

If MA can go to Brown, I think it’s a good bet PA goes to Toomey.

Specter’s been in campaign mode for 6 months now and it’s not getting him anywhere.


20 posted on 02/19/2010 7:48:32 AM PST by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: moose2004

I just saw him on with Martha McCallum and he was sooooooo nasty!


21 posted on 02/19/2010 7:49:57 AM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: SparkyBass

22 posted on 02/19/2010 7:50:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: moose2004

That would depend on your Party affiliation...


23 posted on 02/19/2010 7:51:24 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: MrB

LOL!


24 posted on 02/19/2010 7:54:39 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: bvw

Nah Joe is a flaming liberal and the Tea Party would have nothing to do with this buffoon.


25 posted on 02/19/2010 7:57:01 AM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: moose2004

Was it offered in the way of “Wouldn’t you like the cushy federal position and the option to run again instead of having us completely dig up every skeleton we can find, float nasty rumors about your relationship with a plumber’s assistant, and put the screws to those supplying you with campaign funds?”


26 posted on 02/19/2010 7:59:05 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: moose2004; hoosiermama; Liz; STARWISE; onyx; SE Mom; Bahbah

“Was it secretary of the Navy?” Kane asked.

“No comment,” Sestak said.

“Was it [the job] high-ranking?” Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would “never leave” the Senate race for a deal.


The Chicago Way!


27 posted on 02/19/2010 7:59:07 AM PST by maggief
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To: moose2004

Is this legal?


28 posted on 02/19/2010 8:03:34 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: moose2004

“It’s just like Arlen Specter to get an insider Washington deal to try to save his political career.”

Spector is a loathsome cancer on the face of American politics.

Its all about him - on every issue. Not for one nannosecond has this political harlot ever done anything on the basis of what is best for America.

Its past time for this serial political criminal to be flushed down the toilette of history.

It might take a lot of draino to remove the stain.


29 posted on 02/19/2010 8:03:36 AM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: moose2004

Except now, after going public, the job offer has changed to an ambassadorship to the Mariana Trench.


30 posted on 02/19/2010 8:04:10 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: italianquaker

Speaking of flaming Joe is now carbonized.


31 posted on 02/19/2010 8:05:10 AM PST by bvw
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To: italianquaker

Oops, responded as if this was a JOE STACK thread.


32 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:38 AM PST by bvw
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To: Marty62

I asked the same question earlier.


33 posted on 02/19/2010 8:10:09 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004
"...the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him..."

That's a bribe. An impeachable offense.

34 posted on 02/19/2010 8:18:09 AM PST by wny
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To: Marty62

Depends upon the meaning of “illegal”


35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:18:42 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: maggief

WOW...amazing.


36 posted on 02/19/2010 8:21:18 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: randita

which makes me wonder can specter get reelected as a dem. if he gets the primary, can he win against toomey?


37 posted on 02/19/2010 8:24:09 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: moose2004

Bribery is only against the law for private citizens, not the Public Masters and Lawgivers.


38 posted on 02/19/2010 8:41:57 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: madamemayhem

“which makes me wonder can specter get reelected as a dem. if he gets the primary, can he win against toomey?”

Not really. The campaigning hasn’t started, but Toomey has a great chance here in PA given the current political climate. Keep in mind that Santorum won PA in 2000 despite Gore carrying the state.


39 posted on 02/19/2010 8:48:18 AM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: moose2004

it is standard operating procedure. Once you recruit a flip-flopper to cross the aisle you are stuck supporting him no matter what, or else your future recruiting efforts are toast. Glad that Arlen is the Dems problem now.


40 posted on 02/19/2010 9:10:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: moose2004

Did anyone answer you?


41 posted on 02/19/2010 10:22:38 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; Liz; STARWISE; onyx; SE Mom

The article says the offer was made back in July, 2009, so I guess Sestak was okay with it until now or did he have an ooops moment?


42 posted on 02/19/2010 12:02:25 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: moose2004

I wonder what kind of “discussion” Jim Hightower had with Kinky Friedman to get him to step aside in the governor’s race for the Democrat nomination in Texas.


43 posted on 02/19/2010 12:05:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: moose2004

In Russia, you pay government to get prime appointment...


44 posted on 02/19/2010 12:05:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: moose2004; Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; ...

bump & a ping


45 posted on 02/19/2010 12:28:40 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: maggief; moose2004; hoosiermama; Liz; STARWISE; onyx; SE Mom; Bahbah

WOW .. quite a pay to play arrangement!
Could possibly rival Landrieu or Nelson.


46 posted on 02/19/2010 12:43:04 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


47 posted on 02/19/2010 1:14:18 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: moose2004

Sestak - The Able Danger cover up guy!


48 posted on 02/19/2010 5:26:59 PM PST by jacob allen
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