Promises, Promises

Hillary Clinton's statements on the Israeli flotilla situation might well have been replaced with, "blah, blah, blah."  I'd recommend you watch the YouTube video of her formal statement but it's so full of boring platitudes, all of which could easily have been extracted from the speeches made during her husband's Israeli-Palestinian peace talks way back when.   "We will continue to work with both parties", "We are committed to a resolution", "An agreement must support a 2-state solution", etc.  What Hillary had to say was far less telling than her facial expressions and body language.  Secretary of State Clinton looked more like Mrs. Bill Clinton as her eyes and weary countenance seemed to reveal a deeper personal concern beyond the issue in Israel.  One has to wonder what Mrs. Clinton knew about her husband's role in the job offer scandal regarding Sestak.  Does she anticipate yet another political quagmire involving her husband and the onslaught of negativity toward her own political ambitions?  Her tone and her demeanor seemed to reveal a person with many regrets.  Did she get  promised something if she would drop out of the presidential race, and if so, did the pedaler deliver on the promise to her full satisfaction?  Does the implication of her husband in another shady deal send a blow to any last and final hope of gaining the presidency for herself?  Does she resent her present job as her expressions insinuate? No matter how it's sliced, the Sestak situation serves up a distasteful morsel with a bad aftertaste that continues to linger.  Too many questions swarm this matter for it to go away.  No matter how many WH gala's such as last night's love fest with Paul McCartney, created to help change the subject,  the informed voter in this country still demands answers.  If there wasn't really a job offer and if this entire mess is so insignificant, why then, did Mr. Sestak even bring it up in the first place?  If  insignificant, why did his brother get inserted into the conversation? What promise, if any, did Arlen Specter get if he'd switch parties and support Obama initiatives?  Afterall, it seems more trendy these days to simply go Independent if you truly want to save your skin in an election.  The relationship of Barack Obama and his wife with the Clinton's has never been one of warmth and mutual admiration and respect.  Why was Bill Clinton put into the mix and why did he show up last week at the White House for lunch and glad-handing with a soccer team?  The 'official' WH statement on the Sestak deal immediately followed Mr. Clinton's chat with the president.  Was there another deal cut and another promise made?

What has transpired in terms of promises made and promises kept here in Colorado and our Senate race continues to unfold. Does Romanoff's released statements about it help him or give the nod to Bennet?   Has Mr. Romanoff gotten WH direction in terms of his released statement, or has he gone out on his own?

 Former Gov. of IL, Rod Blagojevich (a.k.a. "Hot Rod", as then Sen. Obama liked to refer to him back in their good buddy days when Obama stumped for Blago's re-election) says he has lots of information relevant to his defense, but he can't find a single judge in IL that will allow it as evidence.   If Blago was unique in that no one else involved used corrupt practices in trying to determine whether Valerie Jarrett, Jesse Jackson, Jr., or Blago himself would fill Obama's Senate seat, why didn't they blow the whistle on him right away?  Rahm Emanuel has been subpeoned to testify.  Will he do so, or will he be exempt from answering questions in that deal also?  What did the president and also Dick Durbin know, and when did they know it?

California's Republican Representative, Darrell Issa, summed things up well yesterday when he stated that these matters must be thoroughly investigated because whether its a Democrat or Republican White House in charge, these tactics are slowly robbing the voting public of any input as to whom runs for office. I agree that our primary system is in jeopardy because politicians with power and high ranking officials in the parties are circumventing the law by making deals and encouraging people to run that fit their agenda.  Promises made and deals cut behind closed doors remove the voting public from the process.  If this type of corruption isn't exposed and stopped, the average American will no longer be able to identify and support candidates for primary elections.  True representatives of the people will never make it to primary ballots.  Instead, we will continue to see the public sold a bill of goods on persons that we otherwise would not have selected to run for office.