Skip to comments.Joe to Joe (Biden was involved in Sestak matter)
Posted on 06/01/2010 5:43:51 AM PDT by randita
Joe to Joe
By The Prowler on 6.1.10 @ 6:09AM
MISSING IN ACTION Some Democrats on Capitol Hill were caught off guard by the White House announcement on Friday that placed former President Bill Clinton and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the center of the Rep. Joe Sestak job bribery scandal.
"We expected at the end of the day that somehow Joe Biden would be involved," says one Democrat leadership source. "He was much more involved in the Specter recruitment and had more invested in getting Specter what he wanted."
Indeed, Specter and several senior advisers, according to Democrat Senate sources, went several times to Biden and his staff complaining about Sestak and the fact that the field had not been cleared for Specter as the "new Democrat" had hoped. Specter advisers say that their candidate spoke several times with frustration to Biden after the switch about Sestak's candidacy.
While Specter was not promised a clear field, Democrats did work to accomplish just that. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell acolyte and former National Constitution Center head Joe Torsella was the only Democrat in the primary at the time of Specter's switch in late April 2009, and Rendell persuaded him to drop out rather quickly from the race. After that, Rendell made it known that he was working behind the scenes to cut off Sestak's in-state fundraising resources from major donors to the party.
"Sestak and the White House are now saying that the conversation was brief and Sestak is a bit unclear on the offer now," says one Republican Senate leadership aide. "We think there is more to this than what is out there, and the White House explanation, if you look at it, simply doesn't make sense.
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Biden - the gift that just keeps on giving.
So much for Sestak and honor.
Although he was Delaware’s Senator for 36 years, in 2008, you would have thought he spent his entire life in Scranton, PA.
He deserves everything he has coming. One of the most hypocriticsal liberals ever to inhabit the planet.
Democrats are corrupt, communists, hate America and are the enemies of freedom.
Sestak isn’t a Popular Keyword today. Are we moving on??
Stupid question probably, but how can you see that information?
I hope Slow Joe wasn’t involved. If both he and Obama are impeached and convicted, Nancy Pelosi becomes president. That would be a nightmare.
So far, though, in what I've been able to glean, the ONLY action in this whole matter that can actually be put into the *politics as usual* category. This thing stinks to high heaven ... and it's only a matter of time before Sestak proves he is the weakest link in the chain.
True. Republican speaker. Need more coffee!
Too bad those pesky VOTERS decided who would be their candidate, not the party kingmakers....
Someone should be starting a betting pool on how many times Biden and friends can change their stories. (Clearly, I assume more than once by using the plural.)
Why am I dubious?
What makes you think that a little ol’ thing like impeachment will make either one of those two leave office?
What did Joe know and when did he know it?
Why am I dubious?
Hmm ... perhaps because Sestak was contradicting the *official story* just a few short hours after it was put out??
(I guess the lawyer-brother didn't quite get the details straight in that phone call ...)
The only thing that kept Nixon from being impeached was the prospect of a Presdent Spiro T. Agnew.
So they got rid of Agnew first, and the rest is history.
Is history repeating itself by getting rid of Biden first?
Will the Sestak scandal even be mentioned by any of the media this week (other than on Fox)? If the media ignores it, the public will forget about it. How many people remember the firing of Gerald Walpin, or of Blair?
It's up to us to stop that from happening. Clearly, a crime has been committed. We need to keep talking about it so the American people won't just "move on".
That’s what I was thinking too - Nancy Pelosi is 3rd in line. Maybe Obama et al. thot — “No way they’ll impeach me!”
No Vince Foster taps out warning on coffin.
Liberal scum would love to have Biden take a fall for the “team”... He might be the most ethical one in the White House - think about that for a second.
I think it’ strange that all of a sudden the focus has been shifted away from Clinton toward Biden by “unnamed” Democrat operatives. I’m always interested in speculating who these operatives might be, who put them up to the task and who will benefit from the attention shifting to Biden.
Since Biden, tag teaming with Rendell, worked so hard to get Sestak out of the Senate picture, it seems unlikely that Biden would have been the WH contact to whom Sestak referred as there would likely be animosity about the whole situation.
I kind of think that Biden was the official broker of any promises offered to Specter regarding his party switch as they’ve known each other a VERY LONG time and Specter would trust Biden.
Maybe Specter is bitter that they didn’t live up to the promise to give him a clear shot in the primary and is “outing” Biden because he’s angry at him for not holding up his end of the bargain.
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