View Full Version : Robert Gibbs gets a lot of laughs in his briefings

05-28-2009, 06:35 PM
The guy is a regular riot.:rolleyes: He is usually a favorite on Hannitys, liberal translation segment, hilarious!

Gibbsy (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/23015.html)

The United States is facing its biggest financial crisis in ages. North Korea is blowing up nukes. Dick Cheney warns us of the "dangers that have not gone away." And there are still wars raging in Afghanistan and Iraq.

But over in the White House press briefing room, it’s a veritable laugh riot.

Whenever there’s laughter in the James S. Brady Briefing Room — by either the briefer or the briefed — the official White House stenographer indicates as much by inserting “(Laughter.)” into the transcript.

And in Robert Gibbs’ first four months as President Barack Obama’s press secretary, there have been more than 600 instances of “(Laughter.)” during his regular press briefings — an average of more than 10 laughs per day.

It’s a gaudy statistic — and one that puts his predecessors to shame.

Dana Perino, George W. Bush’s last press secretary, got all of 57 laughs in her first four months. Scott McClellan, another Bush press secretary, got just 66 laughs in his first four months.

Gibbs even bests the late Tony Snow, whose jocular performances — dubbed “The Tony Snow Show” by some — drew a relatively paltry 217 laughs during his first four months on the job.

05-29-2009, 12:15 AM
If the steno was making a truly accurate record, she would differentiate whether it was, Laughter with him or Laughter at ridiculous claims.

05-29-2009, 12:20 AM
It reminds me of how we would laugh at the bosses lame jokes in company meetings so he would think we were impressed with how clever he was.

05-29-2009, 04:40 AM
Some men laugh during blowjobs.


05-29-2009, 09:40 AM
Some men laugh during blowjobs.

That's not so bad. But if its the woman laughing during a BJ, that's not so good. :D