Skip to comments.Clinton 'whiff of scandal' returns
Posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Bill Clintons 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 1997but its 2010. And Barack Obama cant be happy.
The White Houses 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 Washingtons 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.
Thats 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 ...
When did Cliton become an “official” of this Presidency?
That’s the first story. Now they bring in Clinton.
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
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So. When DOES he want to project that image?
It never left.
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!!!
Obama to prison, Pres. Biden, Vice-Pres. Hillary Clinton, Bill makes another hundred million.....
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.
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!
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.
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!!
Taking bets as to when old Hitlery will swoop down on her broom and challenge Obama for the nomination.
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.
“.... 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.
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?
“Republicans who have plenty of experience painting the former president as ethically challenged.”
That is like having plenty of experience painting grass green.
I think he’s going to dangle Obama for the rest of his term (if he lasts that long without impeachment).