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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Gibbs’

Robert Gibbs Said He Will TP White House If Auburn Wins

January 6, 2011

In an interview on the CBS College Sports network’s “The Tony Barnhart Show,” which will air at 10 p.m. Thursday night, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he would take part in an Auburn tradition if the Tigers beat the Oregon Ducks in the BCS Championship game.

“I’ll make this commitment on the air. If Auburn wins, I will come back, I will get a little agreement with the Secret Service,” Gibbs said, according to Mike Allen’s report in Playbook Thursday morning. “We’ll put a couple of rolls [of toilet paper] up there, and then I can help take it down so it doesn’t look like we trashed the place.”

Auburn has a tradition called “Rolling The Trees” or “Rolling Toomer’s Corner,”in which students cover the center of town with toilet paper.

When asked if POTUS understands how big a game this is for him, Gibbs said they talk about it every week.

Gibbs will toilet paper white house if AU wins national championship. He added there is plenty of loose toilet paper around the white house right now..

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Robert Gibbs And Other Obama Friends Leaving White House

January 6, 2011

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says it’s been a “remarkable privilege” to be President Barack Obama’s top spokesman.

“I would not trade the worst days here for many of the best days at another job,” Gibbs said today, after announcing his departure from the White House. But he said he wants to “step back a little bit and recharge some” after four years of campaigning and a hard-fought first half of the Obama administration — “probably the busiest years that Washington and the White House have seen in a couple of decades.”

Gibbs said he will leave the podium after the upcoming State of the Union address — but will remain in the Washington area as a pundit, supporting White House positions on cable television and in speeches.

Obama’s circle of friends exiting the White House..

 

Robert Gibbs Is In to Fair and Balanced Reporting, His Way Or The Obama Highway

November 8, 2010

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is  known for sparring with White House reporters, making for what often seems like an antagonistic mood in the briefing room.

But during President Obama’s trip to India, Gibbs assumed the role of press advocate and threatened to pull Obama out of bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmoham Singh because three U.S. reporters were blocked from covering the meeting.

Indian officials would only let in five reporters into Hyderabad House in New Delhi instead of the agreed-upon eight.

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson—who was on White House pool duty today and filed the report for the White House press corps—wrote that “Gibbs announced loudly and persistently on steps of Hyderabad House that he would pull” President Obama out of the meeting “unless ‘the White House 8 as we’ve come to be known, were all allowed in.”

“At one point, Gibbs literally had his foot lodged in the closing front door, asking if the Indian security officials pushing hard to shut it were going to break his foot,” Wilson continued. “More angry words ensued, and after Gibbs convinced them, through high volume and repetition, that he was serious about pulling [President Obama]” the press secretary had the security retinue’s full attention.

And Gibbs’ intervention worked; the Indian officials eventually allowed the full American press delegation into the event, along with a larger group of Indian reporters.

 Obviously  India the host country, is not into the White House 8 and believes in fair and balanced reporting.

Gibbs Going Nowhere. The Force Is With Him

August 11, 2010

A Democratic member of Congress called for White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’s resignation Tuesday due to inflammatory comments he made about the “professional left.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), said Gibbs went over the line when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the president “ought to be drug tested.”

“This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has made untoward and inflammatory comments and I certainly hope that people in the White House don’t share his view that the left is unimportant to the president,” Ellison told the Huffington Post. “I understand him having some loyalty to the president who employs him, but I think he’s walking over the line.”

Asked if Gibbs should resign, he said “That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the president’s base?”

Gibbs took heat from liberal bloggers and activists for his comments, who argued Gibbs’s comments were foolish. Gibbs later stood by his comments, but called them “inartful.”

Gibbs going nowhere the Force is with him………

 

Another Satisfied Reader..O Follows Advice of Eye View.. and Keeps GS Money

April 21, 2010

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs denied President Obama took any PAC money from Goldman Sachs, therefore he will not return any of it.

GIBBS: “Anybody that contributed to the campaign at any point knew where the President stood on Wall Street.”

Dear Eye View

Thank you for your advice, I did what you advised on your letter of April 20  and  spoke with my girlfriend GS, lied to my parents, and decided to keep the gifts. Best advice I ever received. I will always be a faithful reader..

Thanks

O

List of Obama campaign contributors.. employees or company pact members

University of California $1,591,395
Goldman Sachs $994,795
Harvard University $854,747
Microsoft Corp $833,617
Google Inc $803,436
Citigroup Inc $701,290
JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132
Time Warner $590,084
Sidley Austin LLP $588,598
Stanford University $586,557
National Amusements Inc $551,683
UBS AG $543,219
Wilmerhale Llp $542,618
Skadden, Arps et al $530,839
IBM Corp $528,822
Columbia University $528,302
Morgan Stanley $514,881
General Electric $499,130
US Government $494,820
Latham & Watkins $493,835