The Campaign Spot

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“I Don’t Have Anything to Add to That” = “You Caught Us”


Let me offer an interpretation of Robert Gibbs being even less capable of answering a simple question than usual: If the White House had not offered Joe Sestak a job in exchange for withdrawing from the Pennsylvania Senate race, the White House press secretary would be saying, “We did not offer him a job.”

Instead, Gibbs twitches and repeats endlessly, “I don’t have anything to add to that” and “I’ll refer to what I just said,” like a malfunctioning robot from Westworld.

If the answer were “no,” Gibbs’s answer would be “no.” If the answer is “yes,” Gibb’s answer would resemble a senior moment of confusion coupled with an inability to understand Ed Henry’s supremely simple and direct question.

Tags: Joe Sestak , Robert Gibbs


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