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Bill Clinton blows Sestak deal

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Take it away, Mike Riggs and Jon Ward:

The Obama administration on Friday admitted that they tried to pull Rep. Joe Sestak out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary last year, but said they did so only through using former President Bill Clinton to dangle unpaid positions on a board or commission and that they broke no laws or ethics rules.

A White House memo released midday Friday from White House Counsel Bob Bauer said that there was no “impropriety” and that the administration’s actions were “fully consistent with the relevant law and ethical requirements.”

We all remember what happened the last time Bill dangled stuff in front of an underling…

P.S. Allahpundit has the latest, and asks the $64,000 completely unpaid question: “If this didn’t violate the law, why did Rahm Emanuel ask Bill Clinton to make the pitch rather than do it himself?”

Jim Treacher