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Tapping ever so gently on the White House/Sestak stonewall

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By Michelle Malkin  •  May 24, 2010 10:34 AM

Well, even Democrats are starting to worry about the White House/Sestak bribery scandal that we’ve chronicled here since February.

Doug Powers kept you up to date over the weekend.

Now, here’s the very latest from NY Democrat Rep. Anthony Wiener — who has taken a break from his Glenn Beck advertising witch hunt to worry out loud about the refusal of Team Obama to practice the transparency they so loudly preach. Wiener taps ever so gently on the White House/Sestak stonewall. Via The Hill:

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) called on the White House on Monday to detail conversations it allegedly had with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to try to convince him to drop his Senate bid.

Weiner said that allegations that White House officials had offered Sestak an administration job in exchange for his dropping of his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) had become a growing political liability.

“I think what the White House should do is, to some degree, say, ‘Here are the facts,’ ” Weiner said Monday morning during an appearance on MSNBC. “If there’s not a lot [to] what’s going on here, then just say what happened.”

…”When we’re having conversations like this three days after the nomination, that’s a problem,” said Weiner, who also expressed support for Sestak’s Senate campaign.

But the New York Democrat said the best way to do that was with some sort of release of information, which he said would bury the story.

“Someone has to help us out here, and I think the White House and Congressman Sestak need to make sure we’re not talking about this next week,” Weiner explained.

“Some sort of release of information.”

Translation: Some “sort of” illusion of meaningful disclosure to put the right-wing hounds at bay and kill the news momentum.

You know, like the bogus CBO reports released to help out the Dems before the passage of Obamacare.

That “sort of” thing.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the offices of Joe Sestak and the White House spin shop right now…

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