Bill Clinton's Fingerprints All Over Sestak Job Offer

Good Lord. President Obama has possibly (though unlikely) committed an impeachable offense and guess who was the proverbial bag-man in the offense? None other than our impeached president, Bill Clinton.

Okay, let's break this down with the help of hack political scientist Larry Sabato:

The one comment on the New York Times site is pretty funny: “So Bill Clinton was the Luca Brasi of this situation…”

The key word is “unpaid.” That almost certainly gets them off the hook legally and defuses much of the controversy.

I must say, I’ve had a hard time mustering any moral outrage about this one. Presidents and their aides do this kind of thing all the time. It’s one of the great advantages of White House incumbency. In trying to get the ballot line-ups you prefer, you actually have bargaining chips in the form of appointments, both paid and unpaid jobs.

The critics in this case sound a lot like a certain police prefect in Casablanca who is “shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on” in Rick’s cafĂ©.

I suppose Pat Toomey can try to use it, but Sestak said no to the offer.

I think this just goes away.

Now we know one of the subjects Obama and Clinton discussed at lunch this week.



Sabato is finding it hard to get upset over this as it's a standard practice according to him...and he's probably right. But does the professor remember a few years back when the Democrats and their lapdogs in the MSM were having a conniption over the Bush Justice Department firing a handful of U.S. Attorneys? Ring any bells? That was a perfectly legal practice, well within the power of the presidency, and yes, they were fired for not playing ball, as it were. They weren't prosecuting the cases the administration wanted them to. There it is. Yet, this was the crime of the century of the week at the time.

And yes, here it comes...it's not the crime, it's the coverup. Richard Nixon call your office. This just smacks of post-game made up facts. They offered him an "unpaid job?" Really? They would give Sestak the option of being a Senator, a job not at all short on perks and prestige, with some "unpaid" administration job? A job he'd do just for the love of it? Maybe they should look into hiring renowned New Jersey teacher Rita Wilson. She's only in it for the love.

This doesn't even pass the laugh test and Sabato just meanders past it like bum on the sidewalk.

Then he says he thinks it'll just go away but at least now we know what Obama and Clinton talked about at lunch. Yes...what's a little obstruction of justice over some Wagyu beef and arugula?

Is this the crime of the century? No, but don't talk to me again about Obama changing things in Washington. I don't want to hear it.