Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quid Pro Quo

Written : June 1, 2010

Someone in President George W. Bush’s administration called upon his father (the first President Bush) to promise Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) a position in his administration if she dropped out of the gubernatorial race against Rick Perry! Illegal? Impeachable? Should an independent investigation have been called? Throw the bums out? This didn’t really happen, but I do have your attention…

However, it appears the Obama administration may have asked former President Bill Clinton to ask Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) to drop out of his Senate race against incumbent Arlen Specter (D-PA) in exchange for a high-ranking cabinet position. What do you think now? Should a special prosecutor be called in? Should this be investigated? I’m not saying either way, I’m asking you.

Is there a pattern developing here? Recall Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged selling of President Obama’s Senatorial seat and the suspicion which swirled around the current administration’s involvement in that scandal. It was rumored the president’s deputy chief of staff offered Andrew Romanoff an administration job if he dropped out of the Senate race against Michael Bennett in Colorado. The spokesman of the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration ever,” Robert Gibbs, has dodged the question about the alleged Sestak offer for months.

Regardless, it’s illegal and a felony to offer an appointed U.S. governmental job to anyone in exchange for anything of value. Google “18 U.S. code 600” or “18 U.S. code 200” or “18 U.S. code 210” for proof. To those who say these offers happen all the time, I urge you to be as lenient and as forgiving when a Republican administration is in power. C’mon, I know you can do it!


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