Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Meddlesome White House

Sestak flap amplifies questions about Obama's political operation:
Rep. Joe Sestak’s admission that the White House tried to lure him out of a primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter made Pennsylvania the fifth state this cycle in which the Obama administration has tried unsuccessfully to clear the field for Democratic senate candidates.
The big takeaway for most from Sestak’s admission Thursday – he said the White House offered him a high-profile government appointment to move him out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary – was that it amplified ongoing questions about the potency of the Obama political operation.
Yeah, yeah. The "big takeway" was "ongoing questions about the potency of the Obama political operation." In the part of the country that's outside the beltway, I think the quid pro quo was the "big takeway". It's a tipoff from the political class that nothing's changed.

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