Barack Obama hosted ten House Democrats at the White House. All of them voted against the health care bill in November. He is 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.
Whether or not Scott Matheson has the credentials to be a judge, the question is: was his nomination used to buy off his brother's vote?