Robert Gibbs to Professional Left: Talk to the Hand
Lots of hair-pulling on the Left.
5:50 PM, Aug 10, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Gibbs' comment about his cable news habit made me wonder why a grown man can't regulate his TV watching in such a way that it doesn't interfere with his job performance, but it made Huffington Post wonder if Gibbs was lashing out over a segment on MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan's show:
Or, wondered the White House's wounded allies, is the White House just distancing itself from the left wing as a matter of pure politics, to better woo moderates? Hey, it wouldn't be the first time a Democrat in a tight spot thought that was a good idea.
Meanwhile, high-profile liberal political consultant Peter Daou (most recently of Hillary's campaign) made his dismay with the White House clear on Twitter:
Then, stuff got real. Peter Daou again:
At which point, Ben Smith at Politico had to intervene to prevent a tiff that would seriously have marred yearbook-signing day:
It's almost as much drama as that day George Bush implied conservative critics didn't "want to do what's right for America."
How'd that kind of thing work out for base-rallying?
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