Skip to comments.Rendell: Stonewalling on Sestak ‘Not Smart’
Posted on 05/30/2010 3:54:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The uproar over the White House disclosure it had tapped former President Bill Clinton to see if Rep. Joe Sestak could be enticed to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania got a new round of attention on the Sunday talk shows.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, appearing on Fox News Sunday, got this question from host Chris Wallace: If it isnt illegal and it isnt improper, do you think using the former president of the United States as a political fixer and then stonewalling about it for months was dumb?
Rendell, a strong supporter of Sen. Arlen Specter who was defeated by Sestak, replied that Clinton wasnt a fixer since he and Sestak were close friends. Then he said: Stonewalling it for months yes, not smart. This explanation is perfectly reasonable. They should have put it out there at the beginning.
Rendell also offered a parallel example. I did the same thing in 2006 to ask a former congressman, Joe Hoeffel, to drop out of the race against Bob Casey in the primary
I said, Come back and see me if you do it. He came back and saw me, and he was out of public service. I appointed him as a deputy secretary of commerce. He did a great job.(continued)
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Sounds like Rendell gave a “non-offer-offer.” “Come back and see me” is a way of saying “I’ll give you sumpin good... but I can’t tell you what it is .. but you won’t be disappointed... if you drop out.”
Stick the knife in the back of Sestak (wrong target) thinking he can save Spec.
What a pal.
To paraphrase Al Gore when he was confronted with illegally soliciting campaign contributions: “It isn’t a crime unless there is a controlling legal authority!” So you suppose the DOJ is going to prosecute?
DemoCraps are all the same Crooked as a snake and as stupid as a turkey. A turkey will stand outside in the rain with its beak open and will drown. A democrap will tell you that the same plan has been in place for forty years, it never changes and it is hoped no one will notice. Remember Insanity is doing the same over and over and expecting different results. The democrap playback been in play for 40 plus years, democraps a one party system and it still cannot think outside the box. What a bunch of stupid idiots trying to run a country.
Rendell is definitely an expert on "not smart."
He’s “out of the loop”. LOL
Yep. They can’t help themselves. It is just like when their parents asked, “Did you steal that cookie?” and they tried to blame it on the dog - they’ve been doing it their entire lives.
Acknowledging that a specific offer would be criminal.
That has a lot better chance of working out if there's an adversary MSM around.
Hey Ed, you fat turd! They MADE IT UP! Just like you made up your qualifications for dog catcher! It’s a scam,. a lie, and everyone KNOWS it! It’s just assholes like you that perpetuate this crap! By the way Ed, you’re a POS!
Did Fast Eddie just admit to a CRIME????
No. It was the fact that Nixon was a republican.
The MSM doesn't care about corruption by Democrats.
We are it!