STILL PONDERING THE LEGALITY OF JOB OFFERS
by Gary Steven
(Jun. 9, 2010) — Did Barack Obama or members of his regime directly violate federal law by offering federal positions to Rep. Joe Sestak and former Colorado legislator Andrew Romanoff? ask Floyd and Mary Beth Brown on their website.
News networks are still abuzz, scratching and digging for the truth behind the allegations of Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) and Colorado Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Andrew Romanoff of job offers in exchange for withdrawing from their respective bids for office. So far, neatly-composed explanations are not satisfying Rep. Darrell Issa. His tenacious pursuit of what, when and by whom offers were made are prompting a push requesting a special investigator. See FOX Special Report clip here.
The challenge to fact-finding is now stimulating others to become involved, such as Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) when yesterday they sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to provide “any and all documents and correspondence relating” to talks with the two candidates. Earlier, the White House had responded when Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina disclosed emails suggesting that three positions could be available to Romanoff in exchange for an agreement not to challenge Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) in a primary. The ramifications of this disclosure should prove interesting in the days ahead.
Michelle Malkin, author and FOX News contributor, stated in her book, The Culture of Corruption, that these very methods are now coming to light. She commented recently on her website, “I told you so!”
Transparency as a campaign slogan was something which the Obama team repeated and affirmed in nearly every public speech. However, the limelight of this regime in the revelations of back-door offers and alleged illegal job guarantees may not be the transparency they desired. The diligence of both parties to succeed in the upcoming November elections has intensified. It is interesting to observe that once Rep. Sestak revealed his alleged proposal, then Romanoff revealed his offer, allegedly from last year. The pattern mimics similar cases whereby once a brave individual comes forward, others have the courage to face the fear and expose what they experienced. The emotional and perhaps political intimidation can be paralyzing such that many will not come forward to present the facts. Are Rep. Sestak and U.S. Senate candidate Romanoff the only ones who have been offered a bribe of a position to quell their political ambitions?