There were speculations that after the White House and Sestak put out their statements, last Friday, the jobgate story would fade away. Not so! I just saw this video linked at Drudge, and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside…our WH press corps are doing their jobs!
And poor Gibbs still can’t answer their questions:
Here’s a question someone could ask, (and I would think this would be obvious): Exactly what unpaid position was offered to Sestak since he was ineligible for that Intelligence Advisory Board position that has been mentioned?
Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Sestak offer was no ‘one-off’
It turns out the reporter in the second video I posted, did ask about the position, as this longer clip shows:
Byron York transcribed Gibbs’ tres awkward shuck and jive:
“The Intelligence Advisory Board, which most reports said this offer was for, that would be a position a member of the House could not serve on,” a reporter said.
“That’s how I understand the way the PIAB is written,” Gibbs said.
“But the memo, it said that this would be a position to serve in the House and serve on a presidential advisory board.”
“Correct,” Gibbs said.
“Well, how could he sit on the board?”
“He couldn’t,” Gibbs said.
“So that wasn’t the offer, then?”
“I’d refer you to — ”
“What position, what board, was it then? Do you know?”
“I’d refer you to the memo.”
“But the memo didn’t specify.”
“Right,” Gibbs said. “Thank you.”
The “thank you” was for the helpful media toady who chimed in with a completely unrelated question, allowing Gibbs to change the subject.