Robert Gibbs Joins Ron Ziegler and Baghdad Bob

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recently completed a trifecta of famous press secretaries who humiliated themselves before the world. On April 17, 1973, Nixon Press Secretary Ron Ziegler gained near immortal status when, in the midst of the Watergate scandal, he said, “This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative.”Sadly, a man’s life is now widely remembered by one word -- “inoperative.”Saddam Hussein’s Press Secretary, Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, AKA “Baghdad Bob,” is remembered by multiple sayings as U.S. troops entered Baghdad, including, “"I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad." In the midst of the deadly serious business that is war, Baghdad Bob brought comic relief.Now, Robert Gibbs has become the third Press Secretary in modern history to suddenly become like the clock that struck thirteen, thus rendering all subsequent time announcements highly...(Read Full Post)

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