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Gibbs blows his top...

by EdHannigan / November 8, 2010 6:45 AM PST
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101108/pl_yblog_upshot/gibbs-threatens-to-pull-obama-after-press-dispute

The Washington Post's Scott Wilson?who was on White House pool duty Monday 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."

As the discussion continued, Gibbs grew more animated.

"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 Obama, the press secretary had the security retinue's full attention.

What, is he in charge of foreign policy now?
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You left out the most important part
by JP Bill / November 8, 2010 10:24 AM PST
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Gibbs' intervention worked: The Indian officials eventually allowed the full American press delegation into the event

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Good for him
by James Denison / November 8, 2010 2:15 PM PST
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About time he did something I could approve of.

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You approve of bullying?
by EdHannigan / November 8, 2010 8:51 PM PST
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Not very petty. A disgrace in fact.

A flunky determines who discusses things with the President?

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A flunky determines who discusses things with the President?
by JP Bill / November 8, 2010 8:58 PM PST

A flunky from America determines who discusses things with the President?

as opposed to

a flunky from India determines who discusses things with the President?

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We KNOW Gibbs is a flunky ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 8, 2010 10:58 PM PST

can you offer PROOF that the "Indian Officials" who had initially changed the limit from 8 to 5 were "flunkies" as opposed to Officials designated with the task of setting the meeting?

If you can't offer PROOF why even comment other than to instigate?

Just an obesevation, in the picture Gibbs could easily be mistaken for the south end of a flatulent donkey someone had dressed in a suit.

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Officials designated with the task of setting the meeting?
by JP Bill / November 8, 2010 11:14 PM PST

And here I thought it was about how many photographers would get in the room to take pictures.

It could just as easily have been the Fire Marshall determining the number of people that were allowed in the room before Fire Regulations were breached.

"setting the meeting"....What's that?

If you can't offer PROOF why even comment other than to instigate?

Are you having second thoughts about your post?

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Yes, I can offer PROOF ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 10, 2010 11:30 PM PST

it is in the same link as the initial post offered -- didn't you READ it?

No second thoughts about my post nor about yours.

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Bullying?
by James Denison / November 8, 2010 11:36 PM PST

Who was being bullied, and who was trying to be the bully? If there was a specific press entourage dedicated to covering the event with the President, there would also have been information given to the Indian authorities on who was expected to be in that press group. Seems from what I read that there was a preset number of reporters to be allowed and the Indians were trying to force the change and Gibbs withstood them on it. In that, since he is the press secretary, he was doing what's right. Whether I like or dislike Gibbs has nothing to do with how I view his actions and justification in them in this instance.

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"Gibbs convinced them, through high volume and repetition,"
by Mike_Hanks / November 8, 2010 8:02 PM PST
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The standard Democrat debating style???
What an embarrassment for America.

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(NT) better than bowing before them
by James Denison / November 8, 2010 8:24 PM PST
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(NT) How about rational discourse?
by EdHannigan / November 8, 2010 8:52 PM PST
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Lesson in rational discourse
by James Denison / November 8, 2010 11:38 PM PST

Go to a hotel owned or run by some East Indians. Take issue with something on the bill. Now, try and have a "rational" discourse with them. Your definition of "rational" will soon change. Gibbs dealt with the situation as needed. No need to be a carpet with words of "wipe feet here" on it.

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Someone say it was a debate?
by JP Bill / November 8, 2010 8:31 PM PST

Did you watch the video?

As the discussion continued, Gibbs grew more animated.

more animated?...He waved his finger and pointed at himself and the press pool that's all I saw.

I didn't hear any shouting...talking loud enough to be be heard?...Yes...no shouting.

literally had his foot lodged in the closing front door,

like literally getting a gun and shooting yourself?

It didn't happen and he didn't have his foot stuck in the door?

Waving his finger is better than calling in an airstrike.

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Thanks for the observations ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 8, 2010 11:10 PM PST
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which are a bit strange coming from you as you are literally calling a liberal reporter a LIAR!

"The Washington Post's Scott Wilson?who was on White House pool duty Monday and filed the report for the White House press corps?wrote that "Gibbs announced loudly and persistently ... 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,

If YOU watched the video you should have noted the "in your face" attitude of Gibbs as well as his loundess AND you should have noted the spots where the video was cut and spliced at a point where had it not been it may well have showed the foot in the door.

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You're funny
by JP Bill / November 8, 2010 11:17 PM PST

You really think they cut the part showing him with his foot in the door out?

You're Killing me Ed.

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(NT) What a thought
by Edward ODaniel / November 10, 2010 11:31 PM PST
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