The media fixates on trivial "scandals" while ignoring major ones because the former are easier for them to understand and way more fun
Markos Moulitsas takes a less serious approach:
Damn. Daily Kos will be hiring in the next few months. But offering people one job to leave another is now illegal and corrupt.
David Corn ponders a near miss:
Good thing Rahm didn't send B. Clinton to the Hill to negotiate health care.
Mark Knoller, legal scholar:
Legal: are you sure you want to run against Specter? Illegal: I'll give you this job if you dont run against Specter.
Mark Lynch brings us back to reality:
I understand from Sestak frenzy that nothing important actually happening in entire world?
Meanwhile, Brian Beutler reminds us just how short the political memory of politicians really is:
Delrayser brings in his usual brand of comedy...
So it's a "bribe" to offer someone an unpaid job? Then stop bribing your summer interns, EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS!
...before making the joke everyone was planning on making at happy hour.
You'd think Bill Clinton would've learned his lesson about asking people to assume positions, unpaid or otherwise.
Speaking of Bill Clinton...
Wait, so... do we have to impeach Clinton again? #sestak
...Dave Weigel wants to know where his perks are:
If Rahm doesn't send Bill Clinton to offer me lunch soon, I'll have to go buy it.