Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Anonymous Source: WH Offered Job To Romanoff To Say Out Of Colorado Race

Along with the Joe Sestak, I mentioned Andrew Romanoff in a post this past February about the White House offering jobs to both men to drop out of running against the Democrat incumbent Senator in the states of Pennsylvania and Colorado.

The Sestak scandal has blown up over the last few weeks, now more comes out tonight about the Regime offering Romanoff a job, in violation of Federal law (AP News, via Yahoo).
The Obama administration dangled the possibility of a government job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forgo a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, officials said Wednesday, just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a job offer in the Pennsylvania Senate race.

These officials declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached Romanoff, and said no formal offer was ever made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not cleared to discuss private conversations.

"Mr. Romanoff was recommended to the White House from Democrats in Colorado for a position in the administration," White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said. "There were some initial conversations with him but no job was ever offered."

The new revelation of a possible political trade again called into question President Barack Obama's repeated promises to run an open government that was above back room deals.

The Colorado episode follows a similar controversy in Pennsylvania. An embarrassed White House admitted last Friday that it turned to former President Bill Clinton last year to approach Rep. Joe Sestak about backing out of the primary in favor of an unpaid position on a federal advisory board.

Sestak declined the offer and defeated Sen. Arlen Specter late last month for the Democratic nomination after disclosing the job discussions and highlighting it as evidence of his antiestablishment political credentials. He said last week he rejected Clinton's feeler in less than a minute.

In a two-page report on the Sestak case, the White House counsel said the administration did nothing illegal or unethical.
Bull! Of course the Regime will exonerate themselves, especially when the InJustice Department under Eric "I never met a terrorist I didn't like" Holder has become a tool to use against political enemies.

What this Romanoff story proves is there is a dangerous pattern of behavior with the Obama White House. They think they are above the law and can get away with anything.

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