Byron York was on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America today talking about a story that you may have missed in all the hubub over health care reform. Fortunately, while most of us are keeping a close eye on Congress as they attempt to pull healthcare reform out of a hat and down the throats of the American people, Byron York is watching the other hand.
From York’s March 13th article “Robert Gibbs and the Sestak Stonewall” Washington Examiner:
At Friday’s White House briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked, for the fifth time in less than three weeks, about Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak’s charge that the White House offered Sestak a high-ranking job if Sestak would drop his challenge to Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. And for the fifth time, Gibbs refused to answer the question of whether the White House offered a bribe to protect the fortunes of a key political ally.
Imagine if members of the White House Press Corps had asked Dana Perino or Tony Snow for information regarding a alleged bribe by a White House official five times in less than a month. It would be on the front page of the New York Times and the crew at the HuffPo would be foaming at the mouth in calling for a full inquiry.
If true, the implications are serious:
Sestak’s charge is a serious one that could potentially involve criminal conduct on the part of someone in the administration. And Sestak, while not offering any new details, is standing by his story.