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Tense White House exchange
yahoo ^ | Brett Michael Dykes

Posted on 12/04/2009 1:35:56 PM PST by nutsonthebus

Contentious exchanges between White House press secretaries and members of the media have been fairly commonplace during the past few presidential administrations.

However, the one that took place Wednesday between White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and April Ryan of American Urban Radio, in which Gibbs essentially compared Ryan to a petulant child, is among the most heated (and entertaining) in recent memory.

The testy exchange was sparked by Ryan's insistent questioning of White House social secretary Desiree Rogers' role at the recent state dinner, which has been in the headlines because of the fallout from Tareq and Michaele Salahi's "party crashing."

Ryan claimed that there have been whispers around Washington insinuating that Rogers had overstepped the traditional role of her title at the event to become the "belle of the ball," thus "overshadowing the first lady." Frustrated by Ryan's tabloid-y line of questioning, Gibbs instructed her to "calm down" and to take a deep breath," adding "I do this with my son and that's what happens."

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: baghdadbob; chicagoway; democrats; gibbs; house; obama; pig; white

1 posted on 12/04/2009 1:35:58 PM PST by nutsonthebus
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To: nutsonthebus

Hey Gibbs, ever have the bleep beat out of you for being a bleeping wise ass?


2 posted on 12/04/2009 1:39:50 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nutsonthebus

That’s pretty sad. Gibbs is such a pie hole. I hope he keeps it up... every step is a step closer to this entire administration going down in flames.


3 posted on 12/04/2009 1:43:20 PM PST by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: massgopguy

Clearly he is a bigot


4 posted on 12/04/2009 1:43:27 PM PST by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: nutsonthebus

Racist?

Press secretaries don’t seem to last long...and Gibbs might be close to his departure. He’s so dumb, he makes Biden look smart.


5 posted on 12/04/2009 1:45:11 PM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: nutsonthebus
April Ryan needs to remember that if she is going to get down and fight with a pig, then the fight will always be dirty.

Glad to see that she challenged the ugly pig anyway.


6 posted on 12/04/2009 1:45:27 PM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: massgopguy

Tony Snow NEVER talked down to any reporters, even the ones who deserved it.

Gibbs is the perfect spokesman for this administration — he is arrogant, condescending, flippant and dismissive, just like the TOTUS and its reader.


7 posted on 12/04/2009 1:46:33 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003
Tony Snow

Why, oh why did God take Tony? :0(


8 posted on 12/04/2009 1:56:59 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy
Why, oh why did God take Tony?

Agreed -- Tony was one in a million. The very definition of class, intelligence and charm.

OTOH, his new role of Press Secretary to God works for me! We'll be Tony in the Great Bye and Bye.

9 posted on 12/04/2009 2:02:18 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003; paulycy

r/will be Tony/will be SEEING Tony/

*DOH*


10 posted on 12/04/2009 2:03:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nagdt

The most partisan press secretary in the most partisan presidency.

There is no class in this administration.

The presidency is supposed to have some regality, some above the fray spirit.

The right was upset with Bush because he carried this err of being above politics...

Obama and company do nothing except politically.

The worst, absolute worst press secretary in my life time...


11 posted on 12/04/2009 2:04:33 PM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for -16.)
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To: nagdt

The most partisan press secretary in the most partisan presidency.

There is no class in this administration.

The presidency is supposed to have some regality, some above the fray spirit.

The right was upset with Bush because he carried this err of being above politics...

Obama and company do nothing except politically.

The worst, absolute worst press secretary in my life time...


12 posted on 12/04/2009 2:04:44 PM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for -16.)
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To: nagdt

The most partisan press secretary in the most partisan presidency.

There is no class in this administration.

The presidency is supposed to have some regality, some above the fray spirit.

The right was upset with Bush because he carried this err of being above politics...

Obama and company do nothing except politically.

The worst, absolute worst press secretary in my life time...


13 posted on 12/04/2009 2:04:51 PM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for -16.)
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To: freedumb2003

He’s a PUNK...a MEAN PUNK!!


14 posted on 12/04/2009 2:08:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nikos1121

Joe Lockhart was just as bad as Gibbs.


15 posted on 12/04/2009 2:08:55 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nikos1121

The dreaded triple post! ;)


16 posted on 12/04/2009 2:09:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Ann Archy

>>He’s a PUNK...a MEAN PUNK!!<<

Just like the rest of this administration — and its “czars.”


17 posted on 12/04/2009 2:10:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nutsonthebus

It’s enough to make one into a flaming feminist, he would NEVER speak to a male reporter this way. And good on that gal for asking a good question too. If Obama turns the MSM against him he is in for 3 years of hell.


18 posted on 12/04/2009 4:47:19 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Ann Archy

who?


19 posted on 12/05/2009 3:06:56 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for -16.)
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To: nikos1121

Joe Lockhart was one of Clinton;s Spokescreeps.


20 posted on 12/05/2009 5:33:05 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nutsonthebus
Gibbs always displays an arrogant in your face attitude. This probably pleases the hard left, but will be a turn off to the rest of the country.

This entire administration seems to be saying na-na, na-na, na-na - we won.

21 posted on 12/05/2009 5:42:37 AM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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