Gibbs to leave WH press secretary gig…
…in order to pursue an exciting career as left center on Hollywood Squares – actually, is that program even still on? No, just kidding: outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is going to have some nebulous job defending whatever dumb idea the President comes up with that day, just like before – only now Gibbs will be doing it in places where people can | Read More »
Does the White House WANT us to keep talking about Sestak?
Because they keep bringing it to the forefront. Let me set the scene for this: it turns out that the job offer that Bill Clinton had supposedly offered Joe Sestak was in fact a job offer that Sestak could not take and still keep his House seat. This is important, because Sestak being able to keep his House seat is kind of critical for somebody | Read More »
Is Robert Gibbs allowed to give test[i]monials like this?
Seriously: that is the man’s official Twitter account. Is it permissible for him to endorse a private company like this while acting in his professional capacity as White House Press Secretary? Via @RobertBluey.
Gibbs’ contempt for press a marvelous thing.
(Via AosHQ) Excuse me while I give a measured, well-thought-out response to this bit of news: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs approached White House reporters earlier this year in an attempt to end the long-standing practice of sourcing claims to anonymous administration officials, he told CNN on Sunday. During that meeting with the press corps, Gibbs offered correspondents a no-background policy, in which the White House | Read More »
Robert Gibbs: ‘Splitting atoms… *with his mind*.’
Which is undoubtedly how Ace of Spades will describe this, once he sees it: “The president posted ideas of his on the White House website today. We hope Republicans will post their ideas either on their website, or we’d be happy to post them on ours, so that the American people could come to one location and find out the parameters of what will largely | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Kit Bond edition.
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. | Read More »
The Change that they were waiting for: Gibbs and the WH Press Pool.
Contra Hot Air and Instapundit, this isn’t really funny: …it’s sad. The White House press pool is being given the mushroom treatment; and they know that they’re being given the mushroom treatment. But they don’t want to respond appropriately – which is to say, stop letting Robert Gibbs define what are or are not appropriate questions to ask. Until that happens – and the press | Read More »
Worse than you think, Ace.
When you’re a Democrat, not only can you use “I’m sleeping with her” as a stealth job prerequisite for an US Attorney’s position – HI, Senator Max Baucus (D) of Montana! – but when you’re a Democrat you can also publicly disrespect inconveniently conscientious female journalists (even if they’re African-American ones) when they insist on doing their jobs. Although I will admit that at least | Read More »
The White House and V.
This isn’t a post on whether or not the parallels between the Visitors of the show and the current administration are deliberate or accidental; it’s not even a post on whether the parallels are fair, for given values of ‘fair*.’ It’s a post on whether we’re seriously expected to believe that the White House isn’t monitoring the program. Please. 14 million people watched it last | Read More »
Gibbs’ Bushitler amnesia.
Remember: nothing prior to 01/20/2009 is REAL to these people. And that includes all the fools that they encouraged to go mad for the Democrats’ political benefit. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody | Read More »
Hey, does Gibbs read Instapundit?
Check out the bobble at the end. Not conclusive, but at least worth noting. Via Scott Ott‘s Facebook account; I agree with Scott that Chip Reid’s asking a legitimate question about Reagan’s notable lack of a Nobel Peace Prize*. I will also note that my wife laughed out loud at Gibbs’ suggestion that the Washington pundit class get out more; so did I, but that | Read More »
Robert Gibbs: Umm, actually there hasn’t been an increase in death threats.
(Via Instapundit) A surprisingly clear statement, given the source. Perhaps he’s been yelled at? There has been no increase in the number of security threats to President Barack Obama despite the contentious town hall meetings taking place around the country, according to the White House. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also said Friday there has been no change in the security precautions. “We haven’t | Read More »
Robert Gibbs and the Carpetbag Steak.
Palate cleanser, as Allahpundit likes to say. It’s bad when the White House press pool can’t keep a straight face. Anyway, you’ll need a palate cleanser in order to properly appreciate this recipe for carpetbag steak (via @EdDriscoll). I don’t even really like oysters, and this sounds tasty. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.