Sestak stands by his story: WH offered him a job 

The White House dirty deal that we reference in today's editorial is for real, says Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa:

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak said Tuesday he stands behind his contention that the Obama administration offered him a federal job if he would back away from a Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter.

"Yes, I was offered a job," Sestak said.

But the Delaware County Democrat won't say who made the offer or disclose the position offered.

We note in the editorial our concern that the president appears to be handing out positions of public authority as political consolation prizes. Does it remind you of anyone?

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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