I’m sorry, I just have a hard time computing the notion that a WH correspondent has nothing better to do than make multiple posts about the gender make-up of Obama’s athletic activities, to include one post with college pictures of Kathleen Sebelius on her basketball team. Seriously.
The problem I have with the WH approach to Fox News is not that they are openly contemptuous of that wing of the GOP, but that they are not showing enough contempt for the rest of these folks at the other networks and organizations like the politico. If I were Robert Gibbs, I would open EVERY SINGLE press briefing, from here on out, with a five minute daily athletic/gender report, detailing what activities Obama took part in and what the male-female make-up was. And then I would deliver, daily, right there in the press briefing, a stack of signed affidavits from Hillary, Janet Napolitano, Kathleen Sebelius, and every other major female in the White House, stating that they were asked if they wanted to work out with Obama and Reggie Love this morning but they declined.
And I would drop them right on Jake Tapper’s lap. And I would do it every day from here on out until these clowns pull their heads out of their collective asses. And if the briefing was nearing the end of the allotted time and they still wanted to ask more questions, I would stop exactly when you are supposed to stop and point out that there would have been more time to answer questions, but that we had to spend the first five minutes of the briefing answering the important questions for ABC News.
God damned joke.
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An even better solution:
I think a better idea for Gibbs’ response to this: Every time Tapper raises his hand, Gibbs says “In the interests of gender equality, we’re skipping you. Helen, your next question, please.”