FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Quote of the Day, Kit Bond edition.
How do we feel about calling Gibbs 'The Mouth of Obama' from now on? Does it give him too much style? - because he's a bit of a nebbish, honestly.
To properly appreciate this one, imagine that Senator Kit Bond (R, MO) said this in a tone that is normally associated with the comparison of the relative volume of a particular individual to the upper range of the speaker’s more memorable individual bowel movements, to the detriment of the former:
“I don’t debate Press Secretaries.”
Story here and here: bs otherwise covered it nicely here. Mind you, Gibbs wouldn’t be such an arrogant so-and-so if the White House press pool was doing its job properly. In this, in fact, we see the comedy of the Obama administration in miniature: they’re so accustomed to not being challenged that they don’t quite know how to handle it when they are.
And no: they’re not handling it well.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.