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White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"
Friday, May 28, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by kristinn

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AP-An Alternate Universe Where the Press has Integrity and Is Consistent
“What did he know and when did he know it? Todays news topic:
A cancer on the presidency ... some say President Obama
has used the expression “stonewall” often in recent days. Attempts to contact press secretary Gibbs remain unsuccessful ...” LIAR! Page 2A


51 posted on 05/28/2010 7:25:01 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: maggief; kristinn; Liz; onyx; hoosiermama; penelopesire; STARWISE; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...
Rift between 0 camp and Clintonistas, (including RE)???

Who's Rahm's Daddy?

LOL.

52 posted on 05/28/2010 7:25:30 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

Yeah sure, I also have some beach front property in Arizona to sell too.

What a F#$%&*g joke.


53 posted on 05/28/2010 7:25:56 PM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: onyx

Well here we go...another movie I’ve “seen before”. LOL.


54 posted on 05/28/2010 7:26:29 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: kristinn

What did Benedict Arlen know and when did he know it? There must have been more than one “you promised!” conversation with the pres__ent resulting in a “don’t worry, we’ll take care of it” brushoff.


55 posted on 05/28/2010 7:26:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: refermech
“This is a set up by the clintons.”

I don't think so because it implicates Clinton in dirty politics and he would be guilty of a crime also.

In fact I'm surprised Clinton did it. Not because it's morally wrong (Clinton doesn't have any morals), but it was stupid. It looks to me as if Obama is holding something over the Clintons.

Clinton has been thrown under the bus for someone else. Clinton may have talked to Sestak, but it looks like there were numerous discussions and Sestak said he talked to Clinton only once for about a minute.

This story isn't going away. I've got a feeling a few more closer to Obama are going under that bus.

56 posted on 05/28/2010 7:28:12 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: kristinn

That is a big fat untruth.


57 posted on 05/28/2010 7:28:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Al B.
Well here we go...another movie I’ve “seen before”. LOL.

Same ending?

58 posted on 05/28/2010 7:28:54 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

“Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until “recent days.”

Uh-huh. I’ll buy THAT for a dollar!


59 posted on 05/28/2010 7:29:15 PM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: onyx

“Who’s Rahm’s Daddy?”

It ain’t 0, IMO.

:)


60 posted on 05/28/2010 7:29:16 PM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: onyx

I hope so. :)


61 posted on 05/28/2010 7:29:56 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: NonValueAdded

Well, if Arlen remembered to turn on his hidden recorder, we’re in business. Otherwise we are counting on his memory. And Scottish Law.


62 posted on 05/28/2010 7:29:58 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Mr. Blond

He’s ignorant, all right.

I truley beleive the man is totally insane. I am really starting to think we have a mad man in the oval.


63 posted on 05/28/2010 7:30:29 PM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: kristinn

showerBoy is conveniently hiding out in Israel, while theOne shifts blame to Clinton, who is laying low today. Sestak’s story is pathetic. sadly, I heard the reporters applauded sestak after his impromptu presser....gag me. ‘bams should have stayed in Washington to honor our servicemen, instead he takes a vacation while BP buses in stooges for a phony photo op for O’s three hour tour....you cannot make this stuff up.


64 posted on 05/28/2010 7:30:32 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: freekitty

Uh oh, they are in big trouble.

They are using

“I didn’t know the gun was loaded”.


65 posted on 05/28/2010 7:30:50 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

ROTFLMAO...NOBODY is going to buy this steaming pile...


66 posted on 05/28/2010 7:31:10 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Al B.

Just bring him down!


67 posted on 05/28/2010 7:31:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: maggief

We’re about to find out...lol.


68 posted on 05/28/2010 7:32:27 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

I don’t believe that Nixon was informed of the Watergate break in before it occurred. He only found out after the fact and it was the cover up that killed him, so this is a lame argument.


69 posted on 05/28/2010 7:32:49 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: kristinn
If anyone can pull off ignorance it's BarryBoBarry.

Fee fi fo fairy.

70 posted on 05/28/2010 7:33:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: kristinn

"There is a cancer growing on the Presidency."

71 posted on 05/28/2010 7:33:27 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Ya got some Shabazz on the bottom of your shoes there, chum.)
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To: FR_addict

You make good points but the real loser here is obama. Clinton is already damaged and I suspect they will turn on obama should the sledding get rough. And hellery will be conveniently untouched by any of this . Just sayin.....


72 posted on 05/28/2010 7:34:20 PM PDT by refermech
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To: All

My money’s on Clinton Inc.


73 posted on 05/28/2010 7:36:38 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: FredZarguna

Nice graphic


74 posted on 05/28/2010 7:38:31 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: FR_addict
It is Sestak, himself who is to blame for the SecNav talk because he refused to rule that out when the he first spoke about the job offer in February:

The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out "yes" to veteran news anchor Kane's direct question.

"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.

A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied an offer had been made to Sestak. Before the spokesman issued the denial, a senior Pennsylvania Democrat said Sestak's account was met with anger by White House officials yesterday.

Also note the first official response from the White House was to lie about a job offer to Sestak.

75 posted on 05/28/2010 7:39:03 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

plausible deniability


76 posted on 05/28/2010 7:39:12 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: who knows what evil?
" ROTFLMAO...NOBODY is going to buy this steaming pile. "

Political correctness: a doctrine which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end
77 posted on 05/28/2010 7:40:14 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: onyx; kristinn; tioga

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Clinton jokes: ‘I created Rahm . . . . I am so sorry’ - Ex-president pinch-hits at annual dinner
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Monday, March 22, 2010
Author: Lynn Sweet, The Chicago Sun-Times

Former President Clinton filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron Club and Foundation annual spring dinner on Saturday night, and he was a hit, with zingers aimed at himself, Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

“So tell the truth. You guys miss me?” Clinton said at the top of his remarks.

Emanuel was not at the white-tie-and-evening-gown dinner — this weekend marked the bar mitzvah of his son — but fellow Chicagoans White House senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod were at the head table.

“Look, I know Axelrod from Chicago and Valerie. I know them before. Let’s get this straight,” Clinton said in his setup.

“I found Rahm . I created Rahm . I made him the man he is today. I am so sorry,” quipped Clinton.

Emanuel’s rise to national prominence started when he served in the Clinton White House and was a fund-raiser in his 1992 campaign.

(snip)

Edition: Final
Section: News Column
Page: 14
Record Number: 201003220022
Copyright (c) 2010 Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.


78 posted on 05/28/2010 7:41:40 PM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: kristinn

Suuuuuure, and I am the King of Sweden.


79 posted on 05/28/2010 7:42:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Freddd

Obama is a PINO. President in Name Only!


80 posted on 05/28/2010 7:43:14 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: kristinn
"Was it [the job] high-ranking?" Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would "never leave" the Senate race for a deal.

And now the story is it was just an un-paid position.

Also note the first official response from the White House was to lie about a job offer to Sestak.

Why tell a harmless truth when you might get away with floating a lie? /s

81 posted on 05/28/2010 7:45:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Krankor
Maybe he’s trying to set up a defense that he was out of the loop on everything.

An excuse that would do him no favours. "No my fault, folks, because I don't know what the hell is goin' on in my administration."
82 posted on 05/28/2010 7:46:07 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tacticalogic

Obummer......... “That’s just Not the Rhaum Emanuel I knew”


83 posted on 05/28/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: kristinn

I’m wondering if it was Dennis Blair’s job that was offered? Clinton glossed things over in a New Jersey senate race once before but he had the green light from the Obama on this baby.


84 posted on 05/28/2010 7:47:17 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: kristinn

Is Obama getting ready to throw Gibbs under the bus? Wasn’t he going to check on it?


85 posted on 05/28/2010 7:49:01 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

Yeah, and Obama didn’t know about what his preacher, Rev Wright was talking about either in his own HATE MONGERING church where he sat for 20 years!


86 posted on 05/28/2010 7:49:57 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: sirchtruth

Obama has selective hearing.


87 posted on 05/28/2010 7:50:31 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: maggief

Clinton is Rahm’s Daddy! LOL.


88 posted on 05/28/2010 7:50:38 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Al B.

Me too but we be stuck with plugs.


89 posted on 05/28/2010 7:52:35 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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"White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days""

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90 posted on 05/28/2010 7:53:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

This administration is not intelligent enough to sit on this explanation this long. Accordingly, this is a total fabrication. I wonder what they had to give Bill to take the fall.


92 posted on 05/28/2010 7:54:11 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: onyx

Just wait the next words out of O’s mouth will be executive privilege for dead fish.


93 posted on 05/28/2010 7:55:13 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Clyde5445

Likely right, but Rahm is still in Israel...getting jeered.


94 posted on 05/28/2010 7:57:36 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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White House source told him Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt

Did the White House actually use the words "bribe attempt"? Really? Wow.

95 posted on 05/28/2010 7:58:02 PM PDT by Pete (exponential problems require exponential solutions : 29thday.org)
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To: onyx

Rahm is the key to the whole thing.


96 posted on 05/28/2010 8:00:07 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: kristinn
This is hard to believe, since this incident first surfaced months ago. Are you telling me obamma was kept in the dark until recently? Impossible!!! I believe obamma was in on it at the get-go! This is the Chicago way! We need a special prosecutor!!!
97 posted on 05/28/2010 8:01:45 PM PDT by rawhide
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“Who’s Rahm’s Daddy?”

“It ain’t 0, IMO.

:)

Sure ain't MO, 'cuz she's O's daddy.

98 posted on 05/28/2010 8:02:04 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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Worst Class Liars these people.

So, okay. . .It was all so innocent that they had to enlist Clinton to dicuss Sestak's career goals? We are to believe they enlisted a former Liar-in-Chief to 'map' our Sestak's career? And innocent (not) or otherwsie; given that Clinton is NOT part of this Administration then why would Clinton be involved, period. Why is he doing Obama's job or anything on his behalf. . .

Apparently, Obama,Inc. really do believe that ANYone, who is not in their inner circle, does in fact ride, in the back of the proverbial turnip truck.

I pray that sooner, rather than later; this turnip truck turns upside down on Obama, Inc.

99 posted on 05/28/2010 8:03:59 PM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: counterpunch
Sestak offered prize from Cracker Jack Box: No Harm, No Foul

AP -- Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Joe Sestak finally admitted today that a former disbarred and disgraced President not actually connected to the current administration offered him the bird whistle from a box of Cracker Jacks in exchange for his not running against Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senatorial Primary last May. Sestak contended that nothing illegal happened because the bird whistle "did not actually work," and "might have been handed to me during another part of the conversation."

According to a statement released this morning by the Office of the White House Counsel, the former President and admiral were walking down K-street last February chatting offhandedly while Mr. Clinton munched on the delicious snacks. "Joe, this is going to be a very difficult primary -- you might not want to run. Say... is Fort Marcy Park around here anywhere?" The former President found the prize near the bottom of the box, and, attempting to test the bird whistle apparently damaged the membrane. "You want this, Joe? I think it's broken."

Sestak agrees substantially with the WH account, and says that shortly thereafter Mr. Clinton dropped the subject and turned to commenting on the rear-ends of passersby. "The guy is a real horndog," Sestak recalls, "I mean gosh. It was February in DC, with winter coats and everything."

Pressed why he blew such an innocent happenstance into an allegation of bribery and corruption during the primary, Sestak remarked: "It was a Democratic Primary. They'll believe anything, you know? I mean, a government takeover of health care that will actually cover millions of uninsured people and save billions? I mean, COME ON. Anyway, I want to make clear that Mr. Clinton isn't part of this administration, even if his wife is, and just so you all understand, I did not even keep the bird whistle. In fact, I may not even have touched it at all. I barely even glanced at the thing as a matter of fact. So, there were no felonies, and if there were neither I nor any member of the present administration was involved. You can check with the White House. They'll tell you the same thing."

The eerily similar accounts have raised eyebrows in a town not typically esteemed for veracity, since if both parties are saying the same thing, surely it must be the absolute truth. Yet there did seem to be a problem with the timing, with Sestak claiming that the February date was "seared" into his memory, while the WH memo claims the contacts actually occurred in June or July of 2009.

Reached for comment later on the timing, Admiral Sestak seemed to back away somewhat from his earlier certainty. "What did I say? February? I've got a terrible memory for dates. If the White House claimed it was June it was probably June. Did I mention I was a three star Admiral who was only interested in serving the working families of Pennsylvania? Well I am. Could've been June. June... maybe July."

100 posted on 05/28/2010 8:04:36 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Ya got some Shabazz on the bottom of your shoes there, chum.)
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