Sestak Stands By Claim Obama Admin Offered a Job to Drop Out of PA Primary


Joe Sestak appeared on Meet the Press this morning and told David Gregory that the administration did offer him a job if he dropped out of the primary against Arlen Specter.

Politico: “It’s interesting. I was asked a question about something that happened months earlier, and I felt that I should answer it honestly, and that’s all I had to say about it.” Sestak said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Anybody else has to decide on what they will say upon their role. That’s their responsibility.”

Yet Sestak confirmed to NBC’s David Gregory that the incident did take place.

“I was offered a job, and I answered that,” Sestak said. “Anything that goes beyond that is for others to talk about.”

What to make of this? There are two possibilities – Doug Powers explains:

It’s almost as if he’s saying, “Yes, that was true at the time I first said it.” Sestak’s either lying and can’t recant because there’s an election coming up and he’d be Blumenthalling himself into oblivion, or he woke up next to a horse’s head one day and can take his accusations no further, but can’t back out of them either.

The press has asked questions and Robert Gibbs continues to dodge those questions. So can’t they go beyond Gibbs and actually start investigating Sestak’s claim?

Via memeorandum