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Tag: Spokesman


Manning’s Treatment Assailed

“Ridiculous ... counterproductive ... stupid.” Those are the words chosen by U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaker being held in solitary confinement in a military jail.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 READ MORE

Obama Names New White House Spokesman

As White House press secretary Robert Gibbs prepares to assume the vaguely defined role of outside consultant to Barack Obama’s next campaign, the president has picked Gibbs’ replacement in Jay Carney, who has already run in Obama’s close circles.

Posted on Jan 27, 2011 READ MORE

Gibbs to Sign Off as Press Secretary

Wednesday was a big day on Capitol Hill, what with the 112th Congress convening with a Republican at the helm of the House and with the announcement of a significant change in the Obama administration: Press secretary Robert Gibbs will leave his post in February.

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 READ MORE


Karzai’s Rep Says Afghan President Never Threatened to Join Taliban

So, about that whole joining-the-Taliban quip that Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai supposedly made last weekend? Didn’t happen, according to Karzai spokesman Waheed Omar, who had apparently shifted into backpedaling mode on Wednesday.

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 READ MORE

Maulvi Omar

Key Pakistani Taliban Official Captured

Tribesmen in western Pakistan captured Pakistani Taliban spokesman Maulvi Said Muhammad, aka Maulvi Omar, and turned him over to authorities Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009 READ MORE

He Works Hard for the Money

The innovator of the Snow job says he’ll be leaving the White House before George W. Bush, but it won’t be for health reasons: “I’ve told people when my money runs out, then I’ve got to go.” Press secretary Tony Snow’s spintastic rhetorical flair will surely be missed by a president always in need of damage control and a blogosphere that has grown attached to those “did he just say that?” moments.

Posted on Aug 17, 2007 READ MORE

Fox News’ Tony Snow is Likely New Bush Spokesman

No, it shouldn’t be surprising that Bush is reportedly picking from the ranks at Fox News for a replacement for McClellan. More interesting, perhaps, is what Snow has said about Bush in the past: “An Embarrassment,” “Impotent,” “Doesn?t Seem To Mean What He Says.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE

Farewell to McClellan

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE

Cheeky McClellan Tributes Fill Airwaves

Keith Olbermann cobbles together his favorite quips of the outgoing presidential spokesman, as does Al Franken.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE

McClellan Wants Media to Apologize for Trailers Story

The White House spokesman said news networks should apologize for reporting on the Washington Post’s story about the phony Iraqi weapons trailers. But when reporters quizzed him on what Bush knew and when he knew it, McClellan ducked the question.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE

C-SPAN via ThinkProgress

McClellan Ducks Bush-Abramoff Questions

Bush’s spokesman shows a remarkable knack for being able to pounce on new information when it may hurt Democrats, and for being unable to process new information when it may be damaging to the president. | video and transcript

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE

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