Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Issa Goes For the Jug

Our little corner of the Blogosphere will waste no time in getting the word out that Congressman Darrell Issa has asked the United States Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation of two denizens of the murky White House: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his deputy Jim Messina.

You may check the story from The Hill here:

Emanuel, you remember, sent his former boss, ex-president Bill Clinton to get former rear admiral Bobby Sestak to quit his challenge of Senator Allen Specter in Pennsylvania. Messinna Emailed and begged Andy Roimanoff not to run for Mike Bennet;sseat in Colorado, mentioning THREE jobs.

Issa's call for counsel will not appear on your local fishwrapper front page.

Until now, the OSC has been regarded as a sort of SUPER Inspector General force, to protect Whistleblowers and abused bureaucrats.

But, an altogether appropriate OSC investigation will surprise craven sycophant media typoes as well as White House bullies and echoes.

Among the specific duties assigned to the OSC are to investigate:

* Attempts to coerce the political activity of any person.

* Attempts toInfluence anyone to withdraw from any competition...

* Offering of unauthorised prefrence or advantage to anyone.

You can check the OSC webpagere:
Darrel Issa was not playing in the manure pile when brains (and tenacity) were passed out. Having been turned down by the Justice department (Eric Holder) and handed a warm blivet by the WH counsel ...which Issa absolutely knew would be the case, he has produced some law that he has researched and THEY may NOT have.

Go back and note that phrase: "any person".

Pass the popcorn, Rolando. This Issa man reminds me of a turkle I knew a while back in the Satilla River swamp.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A Slippery "A"-Kick

Sure, promising those jobs to candidates NOT to run in Pennsylvania and Coloirado was illegal.

But when the adoring press turns on its darlings at 1600 Pennsy;vania Avenue inside the D.C. Beltway and shines the high beams on "LEGAL" slime, it gives me goosepimples.

Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times weaves all the Chicago Way strings and reins into a whip with which to punsh the BP-chummy Obama cadres amid the oil spill mess:

Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel lived rent-free in an apartment owned by Stanley Greenberg, of GCS, the firm that "re-branded" BP into the "Jolly-Green" giant of the petroleum industry. (The "C" is Jim Carville and the "S" is Bob Shrum, John Kerry's manager in 2004.

No rent, no taxes, right ? Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who skated on a similar bump, can take care of it.

You are not supposed to be able to keep all this straight. It's the Chicago Way. All legal. Cleanest, most transparent White House operation in HISTORY . It sez rat cheer ! many millions of dollars did GCS guide into the 2008 Democrat campaign ? Some is on record.

Now, under these circumstances, who is going to kick WHOSE a$$ ??

Monday, June 07, 2010

E Mails Were From the White House

In answer to a couple of excited comments from readers, let me say loudly and clearly:

Do not expect U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to abort his protection of the New Black Panther Party felons who bungled their attack on a free election in 2008, to press a Special Prosecutor investigation of "JobGate".

Slobber Bobby Gibbs has successfully stonewalled inquiries so far by airily defining the apparent attempted briberies as low-key, discussions by White House staffers with two candidates the White House wanted OUT of competition for senate seats this year.

In one case, former rear admiral Bob Sestak, now a congressman running for the senate from Pennsylvania was offered a "non-job" by his former boss, ex-president Bill Clinton, whereby he could serve on a security advisory board to the White House.

Funny (read that as peculiar) things. (1) The job paid nothing, AND (2) Sestak would not have been eligible for it anyway, if he kept his day job as a congressman.

Now, we have another fact that moves all this job-trading-and-trafficking into a certain actionable area

Andrew Romanoff, running in the Democrat primary in Colorado against incumbent Senatoir Bennett (Obama's choice) says he had THREE jobs dangled before him by deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina.

Until now, both Romanoff and press conduit Gibbs framed the talks as non-promising, non-guaranteeing casual phone calls.

But there was an E Mail, too! The sending address wasa redacted when it was revealed, allowing the ever-sycophatic left leaning media to assume it was sent from a political site.

It WAS, after all, political in nature, right ?

But now it is reported Romanoff admits the E Mail was from a White House account.

Let me just say here, that catapults thewhole JobGate inquiry into another legal sphere.

But, to drown in redundancy... further investigation and adjudication is in suspension and abeyance until, maybe, 2011.