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Clinton 'whiff of scandal' returns
Politico.com ^ | 5/28/10 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Bill Clinton’s picture is again a fixture on cable news.

Republicans are sternly demanding a special prosecutor.

And legal commentators are bickering over the finer points of federal criminal statutes on bribery and graft.

It feels like 1997—but it’s 2010. And Barack Obama can’t be happy.

The White House’s confirmation Friday that it enlisted former President Bill Clinton in an effort to get Rep. Joe Sestak out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary has sent the regular players in Washington’s scandal industry to their battle stations – to pick over the very sort of insider special dealing that Obama had promised to make a thing of the past.

“That’s not the image he wants to project right now with all the things that are going on,” said Mark Rozell, a George Mason University professor who has written at length on the Clinton-era scandals.

The use of Clinton as the conduit to offer Sestak an advisory board position is like catnip for cable television and for Republicans who have plenty of experience painting the former president as ethically challenged.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; joesestak; obama; returns; scandal; sestak; slickwillie; slipperybill; teflonturd; whiff

1 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

When did Cliton become an “official” of this Presidency?

That’s the first story. Now they bring in Clinton.


2 posted on 05/28/2010 7:25:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington May 28, 2010. The White House tried to get Sestak to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania in exchange for an unpaid administration job, according to an internal report released on Friday that concluded the offer was legal. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


3 posted on 05/28/2010 7:25:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
They also grumbled that Obama was aligning himself with right-wingers who built an industry out of accusing the Clintons of everything ranging from real estate scams to murder.

For a substantial Blast from the Past, click on my profile page:

4 posted on 05/28/2010 7:27:10 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: NormsRevenge
“That’s not the image he wants to project right now with all the things that are going on,” said Mark Rozell

So. When DOES he want to project that image?

5 posted on 05/28/2010 7:27:21 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: NormsRevenge

It never left.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 7:28:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge


“Did you plug the hole in your story yet, Daddy?”
 

7 posted on 05/28/2010 7:37:25 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just one question. How long until Hillary is appointed to the Vice Presidency of the United States?
8 posted on 05/28/2010 7:40:45 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Slyfox
For a substantial Blast from the Past, click on my profile page:

Sly, you B@stard!! A major hurl warning would have been nice
before suggesting someone visit your profile...
:~|
I had happily forgotten about that image!!!
'hack

9 posted on 05/28/2010 7:47:18 PM PDT by dynamitehack (Public employee unions should be abolished!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama to prison, Pres. Biden, Vice-Pres. Hillary Clinton, Bill makes another hundred million.....


10 posted on 05/28/2010 7:56:26 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well you can forget it — they didn’t get Clinton when they had him in 98/99. They can NEVER make ANYTHING stick to him now, much less Obama if Slick WIllie is running blokcer for him.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 8:10:37 PM PDT 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: patriot preacher

By this time in the Watergate scandal the press were already asking “what did the President know and when did he know it?”.
Unless this really has sturdy legs this story dies on Pinch’s desk by Tuesday!


12 posted on 05/28/2010 8:24:46 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: TigerClaws

13 posted on 05/28/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Falcon4.0

That’s what I was thinking. Biden will step down for “health” reasons or whatever, and Hillary will take over. I wouldn’t want to be Obama then. I can’t imagine anything more dangerous than standing between Hillary and her ambitions.


14 posted on 05/28/2010 9:18:58 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Hmmmm ..??

I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting for a special screening, and asked the receptionist to turn on FOX (because I couldn’t stand watching GMA), shortly thereafter, the ALERT came on saying it was Clinton who had asked Sestak about taking a position.

The MOMENT I heard that .. I almost laughed outloud. Clinton had just had lunch with Obama the day before .. and suddenly Clinton is the guy who’s supposed to be the person who was tagged to speak to Sestak.

NOT BUYING IT!!!!

Somebody in the WH has committed a felony - not sure who (too many suspects), but they have just been bailed out by the Perjurer in Chief and the Liar in Chief.

GOD .. have mercy upon America and deliver us from the scourge of this horrible corruption!!


15 posted on 05/28/2010 9:56:43 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Is Obama the Manchurian President ..??)
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To: NormsRevenge

Taking bets as to when old Hitlery will swoop down on her broom and challenge Obama for the nomination.


16 posted on 05/28/2010 9:59:25 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Falcon4.0

Oh wow! Great point!!!

Are they planning on slipping something into the VP’s coffee ..?? He doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere soon.


17 posted on 05/28/2010 10:06:09 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Is Obama the Manchurian President ..??)
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To: NormsRevenge

“.... cable television and for Republicans who have plenty of experience painting the former president as ethically challenged.”

It’s hardly necessary for ‘Republicans’ to paint the former president, or the present ‘won’ for that matter, as ethically challenged. They both qualify as prevaricators of the first order.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 11:01:57 PM PDT by corvus
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To: NormsRevenge
A Clinton time line is needed. Where was Bill?
19 posted on 05/29/2010 5:09:54 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Hmmm...will the eventual special counsel ask Bill to provide a statement, and will he use presidential powers (he retains in a shirt pocket)...to avoid this?


20 posted on 05/29/2010 9:03:31 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: NormsRevenge

“Republicans who have plenty of experience painting the former president as ethically challenged.”
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That is like having plenty of experience painting grass green.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 10:31:29 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: pepsionice

I think he’s going to dangle Obama for the rest of his term (if he lasts that long without impeachment).


22 posted on 05/29/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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