Matthews says the White House "Sestak problem" is a big case of BS and bluffing. True, but it is coming from the GOP and the press.

"Big Case of Bluffing and BS"

by digby

Fox and Matthews are still on Sestak. And so is the White House press corps, asking Gibbs about it today.

Matthews said that "something went on between Bill Clinton, Rahm Emmanual and Joe Sestak," but admitted that it doesn't seem criminal. Then he asked Joan Walsh why the White House can't seem to shake this scandal. Joan rightly replied that the press won't let them.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are demanding more documents. And the beat goes on:

Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forgo a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, administration officials said Wednesday, just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a similar 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.

The episode follows a similar controversy in Pennsylvania, where the White House last year turned to former President Bill Clinton to suggest Rep. Joe Sestak back out of another primary in favor of an unpaid position on a federal advisory board.


Now I happen to think the Democratic establishment should let the people decide rather than try to muscle out challengers. But the Republicans and the press Claud Rainsing themselves into hysterics over something that has been happening since the dawn of democracy is absurd. I seriously doubt that even one of them give a damn about any of that. What they are trying to do is cover the Dems with dirt, adding on layer after layer until they are covered with irrelevant filth, thus misdirecting the people from the real problems (including real bipartisan corruption) they face.