If the president, or anyone in Obama’s close advisory circles, has an opinion about Sarah Palin’s latest rhetorical creation — her already infamous “blood libel” zinger — the world will have to do without that information for the time being. During an exchange with the press Thursday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs owned that he had watched Palin make her statement but purposefully left Obama out of that discussion. –KA

The Washington Post:

I’m happy to speak to what the president said and how he came about saying it, but I’ll let others opine on that,” he said, declining to even utter Palin’s name.

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