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Monday, March 16, 2009

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... a dick.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

...but he's their dick, which makes him infallible.

10:23 AM  
Blogger John said...

By Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 17, 2009; A01

"President Obama's apparent inability to block executive bonuses at insurance giant AIG has dealt a sharp blow to his young administration and is threatening to derail both public and congressional support for his ambitious political agenda.

Politicians in both parties flocked to express outrage over $165 million in bonuses paid out to executives at the company, demanding answers from the president and swamping yesterday's rollout of his efforts to spark lending to small businesses.

The populist anger at the executives who ran their firms into the ground is increasingly blowing back on Obama, whom aides yesterday described as having little recourse in the face of legal contracts that guaranteed those bonuses.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, peppered with questions about why the president had not done more to block the bonuses at a company that has received $170 billion in taxpayer funds, struggled for an answer yesterday afternoon....Asked why the administration is attempting to claw back the bonuses now but did not do more to block the payments earlier this month when it was authorizing the latest $30 billion in new loans to the struggling insurer, Gibbs was unresponsive."

1:06 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

He is not a dick....He is a person wishing

(a) he had never taken this job
(b) he actually had one
(c) he was not the one having to answer for all of the broken campaign promises when he has only been on the job a few weeks.

Maybe we should be feeling sorry for him sometimes?

Just a thought.

3:15 PM  
Blogger John said...

Perhaps, James, and I appreciate your charitable heart, but he strikes me as a dick who yipeed when he was offered the job, is glad that--as you suggest--it's not a *real* job, and doesn't care if his boss actually broke promises or not, but whether he can sufficiently explain that he didn't.

I will admit that I don't know the man, am not clairvoyant, and have had my first, second, and even third impressions thwarted (for the better or worse).

So perhaps I should reserve judgment.

In the meanime, he strikes me as a dick.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Fair enough, methinks.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... he's a duck.

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gibbs sure is one goofy lookin' mf'r.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, did you do some "house cleaning"? It sure looks good around here. :)

5:35 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, have you seen this?

"Someone forgot to tell Barack Obama that Jacque Chirac is no longer the President of France."

5:49 AM  
Blogger John said...

Obama's in way over his head.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama started cramming now, in four years he might be ready to serve as Sarah Palin's personal secretary.

10:34 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

DO NOT insult dicks that way, john!

7:07 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

effjay - do you mean "infallusable"? BWAH!

7:08 AM  

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