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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:58 PM
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Ellison disputes press accounts of his call for Gibbs' dismissal
Call it a puff of smoke from left field.

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.


http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/100407439.htm...
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:16 AM
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1. lol
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:16 AM
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2. 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?

Not sure what's so funny.

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