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Maybe SESTAK is Lying, Not the White House
Posted By David Forsmark On May 24, 2010 @ 9:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
In every bit of polling I’ve seen this year, anyone trying to appeal to white, middle aged or older Catholic voters (the “religious bitter gunners” of Pennsylvania fame) needs distance from Barack Obama.
Congressman Joe Sestak got a lot of attention for saying that the White House tried to buy him out of the Democrat primary against Arlen Specter by offering him a job. White House mouthpiece Robert Gibbs’s rather lame line of defense today was “trust us, nothing happened.”
Political observers can be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that this is more evidence of “the Chicago Way.”
But Sestak has every incentive to make up this story.
And there are also reasons to doubt that the White House would be this ham-handed, or that the allegations are true.
If I were advising Pat Toomey, I would tell him to cast doubt on Sestak’s truthfulness and his motives—or at least find some surrogates to do it– until he comes clean. There is only ONE reason why he cannot come clean about the details in point 3 above.
If it never happened.
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