Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Lowdown on Joe Sestak
Joe Sestak has a secret. And like a coy, little schoolgirl, he's just admitting a portion of it. The democrat Congressman says someone in the Obama administration offered him a job to throw the match against Benedict Arlen Specter. I'm guessing that information helped him to win the democrat nomination for the Senate. Of course, he won't say who made the offer or what the job was. Offering a bribe to influence the outcome of an election is a crime. If it was just a patronage job offered by consigliere, Rahm Emmanuel, then Obama can just fire Deadfish and throw him under the bus, as he had so many others. But, if it was a cabinet position -- Secretary of the Navy is rumored -- it would have had to be approved by Obama and that is an impeachable offense. Once again, we can't depend on Swamp Witch Nancy to drain the swamp and order hearings, so we will have to wait for Republicans to win the Congress to begin such an investigation. Sestak is playing it cook and pretending that his honor prevents him from revealing the other side of the deal. And, since he is a retired three-star Vice Admiral, who could possible question his honor? I can. It seems that Sestak retired under a cloud. When current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen took over as Chief of Naval Operations in July of 2005, it took him less than 24 hours to relieve Sestak of command as deputy chief of naval operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs. A third star came with the position, but he was in that office for such a short time that he retired as a two-star. Sestak was regarded as an arrogant and obnoxious bully-boy, who delighted in being rude and unreasonable and getting away with it. Sestak was blamed for a “poor command climate,” which is a navy euphemism for poor leadership that results in low morale among sailors and officers. If everyone is upset, angry and there is a general lack of camaraderie, that "poor command climate." That is a career killer. The military does an excellent job of weeding out the incompetent, but sometimes the scum rises to the surface. So, I know about this, how long will it take the media to catch on?