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Offer-Gate is Off and Running!


Obama dodges, but Sestak questions won’t go away

By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
May 28, 2010

“How interested is Barack Obama in discussing Rep. Joe Sestak’s allegation that the White House offered him a big government job if he would not challenge Sen. Arlen Specter, the White House’s favored candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate primary?

“Well, when the president was asked about it at his news conference Thursday — the question didn’t come up until the very last reporter was called on — the normally long-winded Obama spoke for a total of 32 seconds.”

“I can assure the public that nothing improper took place,” Obama said, echoing earlier statements from White House officials who denied any wrongdoing. “There will be an official response shortly.” And that was that.”

I don’t know who the last reporter was – or whether he/she was a plant – but it’s good that the question was raised.

Kudos to Byron York. Godspeed and courage, man.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2010/05/28 10:15

    Since I’m receiving text messages pressuring me to admit this, I’ll just spare my family the grief now and say this up front, and then I’ll make no further comments about it.

    I was not offered the job of the new cabinet position Secretary of Watercolor Landscapes in exchange for agreeing not to run against Harry Reid.

    I feel much better now that I have that off my chest.

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