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.