Bill Clinton Made Joe Sestak Job Offer On Behalf Of Administration To Leave Race

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staphni
"The White House admitted Friday it enlisted Bill Clinton to offer Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak an administration position in hopes of getting him to quit his primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).But evidently, it was an offer the former admiral could refuse, and the White House insists it was just an unpaid, potential role on an unnamed advisory panel.According the memorandum the White House released Friday White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton to discuss options with Sestak that would avoid a Democratic primary battle, and keep Sestak in the House to preserve a Democratic seat there as well.Never was secretary of the Navy on the table, the memo says, noting that President Obama named Ray Mabus for the job a month before Specter quit the Republican Party to become a Democrat. "