This is weird, though predictable. Beltway reporters are attacking Gibbs for his “I guess Rush was busy” comments about Dick Cheney.
Here’s Chip Reid (via TPM):
Reid: Can I ask you, when you referred to the former Vice President, that was a really hard-hitting, kind of sarcastic response you had. This is a former Vice President of the United States. Is that the attitude — is that the sanctioned tone toward the former Vice President of the United States from this White House now?
Gibbs on Chney critique: “I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy.” wow — we’re talking about the former vice president here
Cheney said that he’d “pay to see” a debate between Rush and Obama and has repeatedly said that Obama has left the nation open to attack. Why don’t we get a “wow, he’s talking about the sitting president” here?
Dick Cheney still has higher status in the Village than Barack Obama. It’s that simple.