White House spokesman Robert Gibbs -- who did a nifty little dance for months at questions about the Joe Sestak "job" offer -- ducked some more questions today about lingering problems after Friday's news dump by White House counsel Bob Bauer.
One reporter asked Gibbs at today's briefing why, if the issue was so innocuous, did the White House hold back the info for so long. Gibbs replied that "I'd have to ask counsel," to which the reporter followed up to ask if he, as the chief spokesman, bore some of that blame as well. "If I bear some responsibility for that, then I understand," Gibbs said.
A few minutes later, another journo hopped into the ring to ask about the fact that Sestak wouldn't have even been eligible for the position that former President Bill Clinton appears to have offered him -- the Intelligence Advisory Board. "That is how I understand it," Gibbs said. So, the reporter responded, what position was actually offered? Gibbs again referred him to the memo, but several reporters cried out that the memo doesn't specify the position.
Gibbs ignored them and took another question about Israel.