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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Robert Gibbs: Dick Cheney Next Most Popular Member Of The Republican Cabal

It's kind of hard to get mad at a guy who looks like Clark Kent, but White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs does give it his best shot. One of the most annoying things about having a guy like Gibbs as the White House Press Secretary, is that he shows Republicans what a scrappy Press Secretary ought to look like.

I can't recall the number of times I would cringe at the pretzel-like contortions of some of Bush 43's Press Secretaries as they twirled around questions in the hopes of not possibly offending anyone. The worst example of PC malaise was Scott McClellan. The late Tony Snow was a breath of fresh air while Dana Perino was always a class act. (But I digress)

But I gotta' hand it to Robert Gibbs, he'll just say something off the top of his head and worry about the bricks later. Going into sarcastic mode Gibbs said of Cheney's criticism of Obama's policies I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy so they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal.

Responding to Cheney's observations that the new administration's policies will raise the risk to the American people of another attack, Gibbs intoned, For seven-plus years, the very perpetrators that the vice president says he's concerned about weren't brought to justice.

I guess shutting down Gitmo without having a plan on where the combatants will go is bringing them to justice?

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