Video: Reporters Still Asking Gibbs Questions About Sestak (Updated)

There were  speculations that after the White House and Sestak put out their statements, last Friday, the jobgate story would fade away. Not so! I just saw this video linked at Drudge, and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside…our WH press corps are doing their jobs!

And poor Gibbs still can’t answer their questions:

Another one:

Here’s a question someone could ask, (and I would think this would be obvious): Exactly what unpaid position was offered to Sestak since he was ineligible for that Intelligence Advisory Board position that has been mentioned?

Also, guys…psssst.

See also:

Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Sestak offer was no ‘one-off’

UPDATE:

It turns out the  reporter in the second video I posted, did ask about the position, as this longer clip shows:

Byron York transcribed Gibbs’  tres awkward shuck and jive:

“The Intelligence Advisory Board, which most reports said this offer was for, that would be a position a member of the House could not serve on,” a reporter said.

“That’s how I understand the way the PIAB is written,” Gibbs said.

“But the memo, it said that this would be a position to serve in the House and serve on a presidential advisory board.”

“Correct,” Gibbs said.

“Well, how could he sit on the board?”

“He couldn’t,” Gibbs said.

“So that wasn’t the offer, then?”

“I’d refer you to — ”

“What position, what board, was it then?  Do you know?”

“I’d refer you to the memo.”

“But the memo didn’t specify.”

“Right,” Gibbs said.  “Thank you.”

The “thank you” was for the helpful media toady who chimed in with a completely  unrelated question, allowing Gibbs to change the subject.

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Sestak’s Statement Today Does Not Square With His Original Story

Expect A Friday News Dump From White House On Sestak (with updates)

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An Impeachable Offense (With Updates)

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Video: Joe Sestak Answered Honestly


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IDF Posts Video of Weapons From Flotilla Ship Used by Activists Against Soldiers

Wait…I keep hearing that they were  peaceful, unarmed activists on humanitarian mission…check out these “weapons of peace”:

Hat tip: Doug Ross, who snarks:

I may be new to this whole “Gaza” thing, but never figured that Molotov Cocktails, gas masks and sabers were considered humanitarian cargo.

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Why Was Rahm Emanuel Once Living In BP PR Firm Honcho’s Basement?

Remember the story that came out last year about Rahm Emanuel  living rent-free in the Capitol Hill townhouse of  Stanley Greenberg of  Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the PR firm that “helped BP plan and evaluate its successful rebranding campaign, focusing on the company’s branding on energy solutions, including the development of  of solar and other renewable energy sources.”   Weird, huh? That cozy little relationship resulted in a lot of questions about whether or not this arrangement violated congressional ethical guidelines.

Mark Hemingway at the Washington Examiner also notes:

Further, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Greenberg’s firm some $500,000 in 2006 and 2008 while Emanuel was living with Greenberg, and Emanuel was even in charge of the DCCC during the 2006 election cycle.

MORE on BP’s strange Democrat bedfellows at the Next Right.

And we really ought to ask how credible that “boot on the neck” on BP the Obama White House claims to be applying really is when the Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff lived rent-free thanks to the largesse of a BP consultant.

Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times’ Top of the Ticket reports:

Over the weekend the administration stopped sharing the daily oil spill briefing platform with BP.

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who’s not so concerned about enforcing existing laws to the fullest extent possible against illegal immigrants, announced in New Orleans that the Justice Department has opened dual criminal and civil probes into the BP spill “to ensure that our laws are enforced to the fullest extent possible.”

What do you want to bet it will be a whitewash?

Hat tip: Cathy.

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How The GOP Can Get Around The Sestak Stonewall

Byron York, as usual, has the inside scoop on a story that will fade to obscurity unless pressure is mounted:

Clearly, Republicans believe they haven’t been told the whole story. But what can the GOP do about it?

Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. Republicans cannot hold committee hearings and cannot subpoena witnesses or documents. If Democrats want to shut down the Sestak controversy — and they do — then it will be shut down.

Still, Republicans have a few options. They plan to introduce something called a resolution of inquiry, a procedure by which the House of Representatives demands information — documents, e-mails, etc. — from the executive branch. If the resolution passes, the White House will have to turn over specific information on the Sestak affair.

Of course, the resolution won’t pass in a House with a huge Democratic majority. But for Republicans, the appealing thing about a resolution of inquiry is that House rules require debate on the resolution before a vote, so Republicans will at least get to make their case in public before losing.

Another part of the Republican plan is to hold what is called a minority forum, which is basically a one-party hearing. Only a majority of any committee can call a hearing, and only a majority can subpoena witnesses. Without a majority, Republicans can hold a show hearing for themselves, with any witnesses they can persuade to appear. Don’t look for Rahm Emanuel to be there.

GOP lawmakers have held minority forums on issues like ACORN and the Patriot Act. But they know they hold a weak hand. “The hearing will probably be incomplete because there are far more questions than answers at this point and it looks like they have all clammed up and are not willing to answer more questions,” says Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. “So that’s what we have left.”

“It really just depends on the interest of the public,” Smith continues, “and whether they want to get to the bottom of it.”

That’s the key. The Republicans’ strategy — resolution of inquiry, minority forum — can’t really get anything done. It can only hope to stir public interest which might then pressure Democrats to allow more investigation.

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The Latest On The Sestak Bribe And Cover-Up

Sestak’s Statement Today Does Not Square With His Original Story

Expect A Friday News Dump From White House On Sestak (with updates)

Breaking – Jobgate II: Sestak Not The Only Dem Candidate Bribed By Obama White House?…

The Latest On The Sestak “Jobgate” Scandal: Who’s Going Under The Bus?

An Impeachable Offense (With Updates)

Joe Sestak, the Inartful Dodger

Video: So Who’s Wrong Part 2 – The Sunday Morning After

Video: Joe Sestak Answered Honestly

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

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Video: Krauthammer On the “Humanitarian” Flotilla

I put humanitarian in sneer quotes because there was nothing humanitarian about it. It was a blatant attempt to break Israel’s blockade, and as Sir Charles said, they would have killed the Israelis if they hadn’t drawn their pistols.

More attempts to break the blockade are on the way, and Israel is ready for them.

Michelle Malkin has more about that:

All aboard the peace thug flotilla: “The army of Muhammad will return!”; Update: Israel is ready for the next jihadi ships; U.N. condemns Israel, of course

Another good place for some thoughtful analysis on this story, is Commentary.

MORE:

Gateway Pundit: Israeli Soldier Describes Attack By ‘Peace Activists’: “They Wanted to Kill Us… Each One With a Knife In His Hand

Melanie Phillips:Peace convoy’? This was an Islamist terror ambush

Roger Simon on PJTV: al Qaeda on board?

Pigs Flying:

AoSHQ: Report: White House Says US Will Stand With Israel Over Pro-Terrorist PR Stunt

Related:

In case you were wondering where Obama pals Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and  Code Pinko, Jodie Evans stand on this one:

Aaron Klein: All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla


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Video: James O’Keefe Documents Census Fraud

We’ve been hearing for months about the waste, fraud and abuse that has been going on in Obama’s politicized U.S. census drive.

This latest from the Boy Wonder, James O’Keefe, documents some of that waste and fraud:

In six months, Media Matters will expose the entire thing as a hoax based on the fact that the money James and his friend were throwing at the end of the “heavily edited video” was fake money.

That’s my prediction, anyway.

You can read O’Keefe’s commentary at Big Government.

RELATED:

Hundreds of Census workers trained, paid … and laid off

UPDATE:

The Washington Post:

The Census Bureau obviously does not condone any falsifying of or tampering with time sheets by its employees. We are investigating the allegations in Mr. O’Keefe’s selectively edited video and will take appropriate administrative action with staff as warranted. ”

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

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