A lot of people want to look into this issue where supposedly Obama’s staff, or Obama himself, offered Pennsylvania Representative Joe Sustak a White House job in exchange for him not running against Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senator. Sustak ran and won the primary.
There’s a law that says the president can’t get involved with or try to influence political campaigns. Republicans want a special prosecutor and some are even saying it’s an impeachable offense.
Presidents have always gotten involved in House and Senate races. They often pick the candidates. You see them out there attending fundraisers and campaigning for their candidates.
I don’t think it’s cool for the White House to give someone a job for not running against their candidate. I also don’t think it’s cool for presidents to give jobs, like ambassadorships to their fundraising buddies, but that happens. I don’t think it’s an impeachable offense or even worth getting a special prosecutor involved.
Here’s the black and white version (I’m gonna start doing this now).