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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:45 AM
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Ellison disputes press accounts of his call for Gibbs' dismissal
Source: Star Tribune

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison said Tuesday night that he did not call on White House press secretary Robert Gibbs to resign.

The Minnesota Democrat says reports to the contrary, including here on Hotdish, are wrong.

Following reports in the Huffington Post that he was calling for Gibbs to go, he released a statement saying in the final weeks before a critical midterm election Democrats need to pull together, not go after each other.

To set the record straight, I did not call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to resign, he says. Unfortunately the Huffington Post and other media outlets got the story wrong. I did say, however, that he went too far in his rhetoric. We all know that words matter in politics. I hope that Mr. Gibbs has reconsidered the wisdom of his words.

Read more: W3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUgOy9cP3DieyckcUsI" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/100407439.htm...
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:00 AM
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1. K & R
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:00 AM
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2. I noticed that the quotes...
.. did not support the conclusion. Surprise, surprise.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:13 AM
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3. What he said:
Asked if Gibbs should resign, he said I think thatd be fair, yeah. Thatd be fair, because this isnt the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the presidents base? And why would he confuse legitimate critique with some sort of lack of loyalty. Isnt this what the far right does? Punishes people who are not ideologically aligned with President Bush?
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:27 PM
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8. "That would be fair".
... is not the same as "I think he should resign".

There really is a disconnect between what he said and how it was characterized.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:58 AM
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4. Well. I will say it. Mr. Gibbs, for the good of the Democratic Party, and the USA, resign now.
I have been a Leftist Democratic voter for longer than you have been alive, and I have taken a lot of abuse from the right, the media and even my relatives for it. I do not expect not will I tolerate it from an employee of the administraton I worked to put in power, and who evidently expects me to do so again.

Fuck you, Mr. Gibbs - you are an arrogant asshole and have no business in your present job.
Quit for the good of the country.


mark
Lifelong left/liberal Democratic voter,
veteran, retired Union Steward

(All the things you hate.)
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:05 AM
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5. Well said sir.
:patriot:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:33 AM
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6. Hey, Keith, don't you have better things to do?
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:36 AM
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7. Sorry - I admit I was watching KO last night, and was possibly overly impressed with him....nt
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:58 PM
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9. I think Gibbs should ignore Ellison.
He's doing a great job, IMO.
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