White House Offers Bribe To Sestak Not To Run Against Specter

The American Spectator is reporting the Obama administration offered U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak a “high-ranking” government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.

Reportedly Sestak was offered the positions of Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Sestak is a typical fascist tyrant that supports putting a gun to your head, robbing you of your labor, and handing your wealth to insolvent commercial banks.  But it’s really hard to hold a candle to Specter when it comes to fascist tyranny.  I can easily see why the Obama administration would want to keep someone like Specter around.

More importantly though, such action of offering appointments is illegal.

Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code :

Whoever -
(A) directly or indirectly gives, offers, or promises
anything of value to any public official, former public
official, or person selected to be a public official, for or
because of any official act performed or to be performed by
such public official, former public official, or person
selected to be a public official;
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than
two years, or both.

Of course, government is above the law; thus, you should not hold your breath for any action to be taken.  But perhaps if enough of you make a big enough stink, someone might get a slap on the wrist at some point.

Bribery is such an entrenched method of business in Washington that I almost find it humorous that the American Spectator would even bother to bring it up.

Government creates laws for the little people.  Expecting government to enforce its own laws against itself is ridiculous.