Certain rightwing blogs and bloggers are salivating over the nonstory about Joe Sestak and the offer to join a presidential board. Every knowledgeable lawyer has said nothing scandalous happened and no laws were broken.
But that didn't stop the rightwing bloggers from going into insane mode over the story that wasn't there.
And here's Sestak's response
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:57 PM by Mark Murray
From NBC's Mark Murray
Sestak just issued a statement confirming what the White House had released.
"Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former President said he knew I'd say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects.
There are many important challenges facing Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. I intend to remain focused on those issues and continue my fight on behalf of working families."
It's called political horse trading and has happened many times in the past:
My advice to the bloggers hoping to make something out of nothing: Go help the people in the Gulf clean up the mess that a private corporation made.