Gibbs Stands by Insult to the Left

Does the White House see a potential benefit in dragging this out? On Wednesday, press secretary Robert Gibbs stood by comments in which he criticized the “professional left.” “I don’t plan on leaving, and there’s no truth to the rumor that I’ve added an inflatable exit to my office,” he said, joking about the flight attendant who quit his job earlier in the week. While he admitted that he “could have said things slightly differently,” he maintained that “you don’t have to watch long before you get frustrated.” He also predicted that his comments won’t affect the turnout of liberal voters in the fall.