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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:13 PM
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Incoming WH Press Secretary Gibbs Prepping for His New Job

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/12/08/i...

Incoming WH Press Secretary Gibbs Prepping for His New Job

By Anne E. Kornblut


Robert Gibbs, the incoming White House press secretary, is reportedly taking the job very seriously -- so seriously, in fact, that he is doing press secretary prep work during the transition to be ready for his first day at the podium.

Gibbs is conducting practice briefings and studying up on issues, Obama aides said, with the help of Anita Dunn, who was a senior communications adviser during the campaign. He is far from the only one doing homework: appointed Cabinet secretaries, from Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton to Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, are preparing for their upcoming confirmation hearings.

But the stakes are especially high for Gibbs, who still has to prove his grasp of the issues before a press corps that has gotten to know him mostly in a political setting. Gibbs did not immediately respond to an inquiry about his prep work (a sign, perhaps, of how burrowed in he is?). Democratic consultant Jim Jordan, who threw a party for Gibbs in Washington last week, said he was unaware of the tutoring sessions but described them as "very smart."

Gibbs also has plans to shadow current White House press secretary Dana Perino before Obama takes office.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:15 PM
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1. What? No blonde babe?
This change thing is going a little too far!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:16 PM
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2. Ha! I can't wait to see the door hit her in the ass on the way out. I
hope it knocks her over!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:19 PM
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3. He wants to shadow her for a brief bit?
She probably doesn't leave a shadow. Either because she's got so little substance there's nothing there to leave a shadow to begin with, or perhaps she's one of the undead - in which case she wouldn't handle mirrors well, either. If he spends any time with her, that will probably be a waste of his time. Cottage cheese between her ears. At most.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:42 PM
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5. Maybe Gibbs wants to learn what not to do.
;) I give him vastly more credit for having a functioning brain than I ever gave her, and she proved me right often. He'll be fine.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:55 PM
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6. Actually, much like Larry Bird
she's not white. She's clear.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:28 PM
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4. He'd learn more from Allison Janney than he ever could from Perino.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:06 PM
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7. Gibbs is perfect for the job
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:40 PM
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8. Why would he want to shadow Perino?
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:41 PM by Hippo_Tron
So that he can learn how to be so stupid and uninformed that you don't even have to lie?
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