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Another nominee outs the White House…….Romanoff offered 3 jobs before beating Mike Bennet in Colorado….

Andrew Romanoff talks to reporters.

[ The White House suggested jobs would be available to Andrew Romanoff if he dropped out of Senate race. ]

I guess there is no such thing as ‘off the record’ anymore…… Eh?

These offering are common in politics and is really a non-story…..

It does make the White House look stupid though….

Man…If I was Steve Israel …I’d feel stupid….

He could have taken on Kirsten Gillibrand in New York for the senate…won…and then ran against the White House like Romanoff and Sestak will do…..

Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff confirmed Wednesday that Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff, suggested three administration jobs that would be available to him last September if he dropped his plans to run against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who had the support of the White House.

Romanoff said he informed the White House that he would stay in the race. The revelation comes days after the White House confirmed that Rep. Joe Sestak was approached about an unpaid position in the administration if he dropped his campaign against Sen. Arlen Specter. But in this case, Romanoff was offered paid positions in the administration, a clear difference from the Sestak case.

In a statement to the media, Romanoff attached an email from Messina – dated Sept. 11, 2009 – listing the three jobs, two at USAID and one as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, with a page-long set of job descriptions.

Earlier, the White House had confirmed that administration officials had “conversations” last year with Romanoff about possible positions inside the administration. But the White House didn’t confirm which jobs were involved, or that Messina was the emissary to Romanoff.

Republicans have already seized on the Sestak job offer to call into question Obama’s claims to be a Washington reformer – seizing on the fact that it was chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who dispatched former President Bill Clinton

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38064.html#ixzz0pkrIbWSA

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June 2, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. jeez, the sestak gig i can gloss over. but this colorado thing just makes it look kinda bad. it’s like “let’s make a deal” politics. i know it happens all the time but obama should get out the primary endorsing business.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. He, he, he…..

    I said that here right after they screwed up New York State with Kennedy and Gillibrand…..If we’re doing ‘I told you so’s’……

    I TOLD YA SO!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 3, 2010 | Reply


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