Monday, February 22, 2010

"Politics as Usual" or White House Bribery?

See, there's this U S Code section:

"Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." 18 USC Sec. 211

And then there's this thing here:

"In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a "high-ranking" government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary."--Philadelphia Inquirer February 19, 2010

And it's not the first time this White House was ........umnnnhhhh........"helping" someone make a decision, either.

HT: AmSpec

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