So, who’s being dishonest?

A few months ago, Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee for the (now open) Senate seat in Pennsylvania, stated quite clearly that the Obama administration offered him a federal job if he would quit his primary challenge to (soon to be former) Senator Arlen Spector.

If true, that’s a federal crime.

California Congressman Darrell Issa (R) has been pursuing this, but hasn’t had much luck getting past the administration’s stonewalling and deflections. Now he’s put together a video compiling, on the one hand, Sestak’s assertions that the offer was made and, on the other, White House Press Secretary’s Robert Gibb’s repeated evasions:

Either one of them is lying, or the other is covering up the truth to protect his boss from scandal.

Which is it?

(via Gabriel Malor)

UPDATE: The sections of the federal code that may have been broken with the initial offer.

UPDATE II: This is getting circular. A link in the previous update leads here.

5 Responses to So, who’s being dishonest?

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Phineas Fahrquar and Phineas Fahrquar, Loxodonta solitarius. Loxodonta solitarius said: Q: So, whose being dishonest? Sestack or Gibbs? (@irishspy): A: A fish rots from the head: Barry #PAsen #tcot #GOP […]

  2. This is getting circular.


  3. Porkchop says:

    It isn’t an open seat. Arlen didn’t die: he just lost an election. He’s still the state’s senator until January.

    When Ted Kennedy died? That was an open seat.

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      Well, I consider it open, just because the incumbent isn’t up for reelection anymore, but if you want to be technical about it… 😛

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