White House Has Violated Federal Election Law

If Hopey Change means anything, it’s that Chicago-style politics have gone national. Let’s see if the whole country really wants to live with the sort of government that entails. Via The American Spectactor:

“Whoever solicits or receives … any … thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
— 18 USC Sec. 211 — Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office

“In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a “high-ranking” government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 2010

Apparently the post offered Sestak was Secretary of the Navy.

This illegal block on behalf of the execrable Benedict Arlen isn’t the Obamination Administration’s first attempt to bribe fellow Dems with government posts:

In August of 2009, the Denver Post reported last September, Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina “offered specific suggestions” for a job in the Obama Administration to Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff, a former state House Speaker, if Romanoff would agree to abandon a nomination challenge to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet was appointed to the seat upon the resignation of then-Senator Ken Salazar after Salazar was appointed by Obama to serve as Secretary of the Interior. According to the Post, the specific job mentioned was in the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Post cited “several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.”

Now comes the part where we find out if we still have a government of laws, rather than a government of men. If some of the characters currently infesting the White House end up in jail, we’ll know it’s the former. If this story sinks without a trace, we’ll know it’s the latter, compliments of the wing of the Democrat Party known as the media.

On a tip from the Knights of the Dumb Table at Blue Gold Nation. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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