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Pres. Obama Not Ready To Talk Joe Sestak – But Promises Answer “Shortly”

The last question at Pres. Barack Obama‘s long-awaited press conference today returned to the topic of the oil spill – with a little Joe Sestak thrown in.

Fox News’ Major Garrett asked the two-parter – that broke some news.

Pres. Obama wasn’t ready to talk about the Sestak issue – but did promise news coming soon. “There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak issue, which I hope will answer your questions,” he said. “When I say shortly, I mean shortly, I don’t mean weeks or months.”

Off camera, Garrett appears to press on the topic, and Pres. Obama says, “I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”

Garrett also asked about the comment from Ken Salazar regarding the “boot on the neck” of BP. “I would say that we don’t need to use language like that, what we need is actions that make sure BP is being held accountable, and that’s what I intend to do and that’s what I think Ken Salazar intends to do,” said Pres. Obama.

Here’s the Sestak/boot exchange:


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