White House to Olbermann: Cut the Nazi References

by Greg Pollowitz

Over to you, Keith. From yesterday’s press briefing with Robert Gibbs:

Q    Thank you, Robert.  Thank you, Les.  (Laughter.)  I have three quick questions.  First one, last week during his special comment, Keith Olbermann compared the President’s tax compromise to Nazi appeasement.  I wanted to see if you guys had a reaction to that.  Did the President hear that, or what do you think about that?

MR. GIBBS:  I doubt the President heard that.  I obviously have given a number of answers that would denote that we think it’s a good agreement.  And I would say this to Democrats or Republicans.  I think whenever you compare anything to what the Nazis did, if you ever get to that point in your speech, stop, because nothing does.  And hopefully, God willing, nothing ever will.