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Monday, April 5, 2010


When Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) honestly answered a question about whether the White House offered him a job if he'd drop out of his primary race with Arlen Specter for the latter's Senate seat, the one word response - yes - raised eyebrows. Here we are several weeks after Sestak told a talk show host that the White House explicitly asked him to drop out of the race and the controversy continues to simmer.

If you'd like to be brought up to speed from the beginning, click here, here, and here.

There is nothing earth shaking about the latest developments but the low rumble underneath the service continues. Whether it's the White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stonewalling repeated questions about the controversy or a similar story in Colorado involving Senator Michael Bennet's (D) opponent, Andrew Romanoff, the longer this scandal percolates, the more likely it will one day boil over.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel, has been sending letters to the White House demanding answers. They continue to garner no response.

Via the Morning Call:
Issa, a Southern California pol who on numerous occasions has accused the administration of ''Chicago-like politics,'' has demanded the White House come clean about the alleged job offer.

He is the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel. He has sent the White House two letters, on March 10 and March 22, asking specific questions about Sestak's claim.

Issa has not received a response, according to his spokesman, Kurt Bardella.

In the second letter, Issa gave the White House until April 5 to respond.

Bardella said Issa would extend the deadline, giving the Obama administration until after the Easter holiday to answer before contacting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and asking that a special prosecutor investigate whether a crime had been committed.

''Either Joe Sestak is lying or the White House is lying,'' Bardella said. ''There is no gray area here.''
The article goes on to explain that the quid pro quo must be clearly established for this scandal to become full blown. Even then, Attorney General Eric Holder would actually have to initiate an investigation and the odds of that happening are about as good as Holder voluntarily divulging why the Justice Department dropped its slam dunk case against the Black Panthers, who were caught on tape wielding a night stick outside of a polling station on election day, 2008.

Nonetheless, if this scandal is able to - over time - generate the type of public engagement seen in the Tea Party movement, the levee very well could break at some point.

h/t to Michelle Malkin

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