ABC's Jake Tapper Goes Toe To Toe With White House Press Secretary Robert "Bambi" Gibbs

2-8-09

There was a bit of tension the other day in the White House briefing room between ABC’s Jake Tapper (called a Republican hack by the huffy lefties because he had the sack to not back down from Bambi) and Press Secretary Robert “The Doughboy” Gibbs. It went like this:

JT: Robert, two questions — one’s a housekeeping one. In the name of the transparency that you and the President herald so much, is there any way we could get the copies of the waivers that the OMB issues to allow certain Cabinet posts or deputy posts to be free of the ethics constraints you put up? And also the disclosure forms that your nominees put out that go to office of government ethics that somehow they are not able to email or put on the web, is there any way we can get copies of those?

RG: I will check. I don’t know how those forms are distributed.

JT: Based on listening to the president’s rhetoric, I’m sure this is something he would want to do.

RG: Well, knowing of your crystal clarity on his opinion, I’ll certainly check.

JT: He doesn’t believe in transparency?

RG: Did you have another more pertinent question?

JT: I think that’s fairly pertinent to your cabinet nominees and whether not they pay their taxes and whether not they have speaking fees with all sorts of industries you are supposed to regulate, I think that’s fairly pertinent, you don’t? RG: Obviously, I do. And obviously the President does.

JT OK. A majority of the American people apparently support blocking or making major changes to the stimulus bill, according to the Gallup poll. Are you worried you have lost the process of how the bill is received?

RG: No we’re not. Chuck?

We have a video of the exchange courtesy of thenoseonyourface.com.

Hey Barky, roll the tape…

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