Monday, May 31, 2010

"Has This Law EVER Been Enforced ????"

Those are the words reportedly uttered defensively, squirmingly, by either a suckup media maven OR a White House denizen when "the statute" was produced.

On TV, David Gregory and others averred that the WH memo on Sestak's bribe offer "showed it was not criminal". The NYSlimes and WaPo both chimed in that whatever Rahm Emanuel, Bill Clinton and Joe Sestak "discussed", it did not "rise" to a felonious level.

But, browsing the internet, I found two Obama voters, Mike Lee and Dr. Linda Monk, who produced law:

18 U.S.C. § 600 — Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity
Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

That is the same law that Pennsylvania mugwump Sen. Alan Specter (the victim of all this) pointed out and quoted to Andrea Mitchell on ABC News back in MARCH.

And here we are in JUNE!!!

And the law does not require menetary bribes "of value". Slick Willie Clinton to the contrary notwithstanding, the law IS what it IS.

Hat tip to Linda Monk and Mike Lee, at

Remember, the cover-up is ALWAYS nastier than the original stench.

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