Charles nailed the "Clintonian response" from the White House!
If you want a quick catchup on the latest key issues raised by the allegations of a White House bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak, spend a few minutes with Charles Krauthammer. From Friday's panel discussion on Fox News Special Report:
The White House statement on Sestak Gate is here. It is a very well crafted document, but as Krauthammer points out it's even more interesting for what it does NOT say.
From the statement: "Efforts were made in June and July of 2009 to determine whether Congressman Sestak would be interested in service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board." Later: "White House staff did not discuss these options with Congressman Sestak. The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service."
Bill Clinton has thus far refused to answer any questions about the Sestak affair. The WH hints at multiple contacts. Is it believable that Bill Clinton temporarily become Sestak's best buddy? It's interesting to note that Clinton had lunch with Obama the day before the statement was released. You can guess what the topic of conversation was.
The White House statement raises more questions than answers. Questions which can only be answered by the appointment of an independent investigator. Surely, if the White House has nothing to hide they will welcome this move.