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Gibbs Leaving the White House

January 4, 2011 politisite 0

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is seriously considering leaving his job as President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman – a move that would allow him to work on Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and act as a media surrogate for the president, according to sources. Gibbs has not finalized his decision and senior administration officials have yet to decide on a successor to the fiery 39-year-old Alabama native, a pit bull […]

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White House apologizes to ousted USDA employee

July 21, 2010 politisite 0

WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, acknowledging that officials did not know all the facts when she was fired. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake. He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend the administration’s apology. THIS IS […]

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Gibbs on whether WH offered Sestak a Job to get out of PA Senate race: Trust us, Nothing inappropriate happend

May 24, 2010 politisite 0

For three months, the White House has refused to say whether it offered a job to Representative Joe Sestak to get him to drop his challenge to Senator Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary, as Mr. Sestak has asserted. But the White House wants everyone who suspects that something untoward, or even illegal, might have happened to rest easy: though it still will not reveal what happened, the White […]

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Did White House finally Admit it offered Sestak a Job?

April 5, 2010 politisite 0

How many times does one have to ask a question to Robert Gibbs to get an answer to a simple question, “did the Administration offer Congressman Sestak a job if he dropped his Senate Bid”.  Answer, we don’t know.  The White House finally admitted that a conversation took place and alluded that the press got it right, but nothing unethical occurred. Michelle Malkin had this to say: Six weeks ago, […]

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Robert Gibbs Joins Twitter

February 14, 2010 politisite 0

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joined Twitter as @PressSec.  Here is his first Tweet 1. Learning about “the twitter” – easing into this with first tweet – any tips? via Robert Gibbs (EOP) (PressSec) on Twitter. Why did Gibbs join the Twitterverse? “I was watching a Twitter feed while the president visited the briefing room last week, and I thought it was fascinating to watch and see what people […]

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What no bipartisanship? Reid Kills Jobs bill White House endorsed

February 12, 2010 politisite 0

It only took a couple of hours for the White House to endorse the new, bipartisan stimulus plan launched by Sens. Max Baucus and Charles Grassley yesterday — and a few minutes after for Harry Reid to kill it.  The move angered Democrats in both the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill as Reid sent conflicting signals, surprised his colleagues, and might have touched off a leadership crisis if Reid […]