Thursday, March 04, 2010

'Quid Pro Quo'

That's how liberal NPR commentator Juan Williams referred to Obama's nomination of Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Matheson's brother Jim was among ten House healthcare "no" voters invited to the White House tonight for some legislative slap and tickle.

When a reliable tool like Williams won't even try to defend blatant vote-buying it doesn't leave much doubt:
Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he's obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Representative Matheson's staff and the White House brand the allegations "ridiculous" and "absurd".

We'll just have to wait and see how Jimmy votes now that Scotty is taken care of.