I was thinking over this entire “How do we admit that we offered Sestak a job in exchange for him dropping out of PA-SEN WITHOUT having a member of the White House staff copping to a felony?” problem that the Obama administration finds itself in –
In September 2009, an article headlined “D.C. job alleged as attempt to deter Romanoff” by the Denver Post’s Michael Riley reported that Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the Colorado House who was then still contemplating a run again against the governor-installed, administration-sanctioned foot soldier Michael Bennet, received an “unexpected communication” from a renowned kingmaker in Washington.
“Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop,” wrote Riley at the time, “suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.”
Apparently if you’re running against the establishment’s preference, a communication from Messina should not be entirely unexpected.
…anyway, I think that I have an answer. What the President needs to do is simply have another press conference where he announces that he’s not sure whether Joe Sestak won or lost his primary. It worked for defusing the Liz Birnbaum matter, right?
Obama struggling to show he’s in control of oil spill
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Well, maybe not.