Gibbs Up for Reinvention?
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
He’s been the Obama administration’s press mouthpiece for nearly two years now, but speculation has it that Robert Gibbs could be heading for a career shift. Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?
The Washington Post:
First, Gibbs infuriated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) by acknowledging something that is true every two years - that the party in control of the House could lose control of it after the midterm elections.
[...] Then this week Gibbs unloaded on the “professional left” - that is, the cable television punditry disappointed that Obama has not lived up to their more-liberal-than-he-is expectations. In an interview with The Hill, he called for some of them to be “drug-tested.”
Was he right, in his way, that the left has at times judged Obama’s record more by its failures than its successes? Almost certainly, yes.