So, so very priceless:
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs hopes everyone in Washington grows up once a Republican majority takes control of the House of Representatives in January.
“That was the message in this election, was people are going to have to be able to sit down at the tables like adults, discuss issues like adults, come out of that room and get results for American people like adults,” Gibbs said Monday night on MSNBC. “I think if adulthood can break out, that’s a good thing.”
Considering Mr. Fibbs once compared Vietnam veteran/POW and longtime US Senator John McCain to a 6 year-old child, and once mocked former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin during a presser just moments after his boss called for civility and bipartisanship, I’m not so sure he should really be the standard bearer in this administration on the need for politicos and operatives in DC need to act like adults. In fact, from the time President Obama and his cabinet took office, they’ve treated this entire country like a bunch of naive young children who need to be told what to do and how to do it, and what’s best for them – ‘and you better darned well like it’ – and, honestly, I really can’t think of one person in this administration, not the President, nor anyone else, who could credibly carry the “let’s all be adults” message.
So, no. We don’t need any lectures from this petulant know-it-all administration on the issue of people acting like grown-ups in Washington, DC – or anywhere else, for that matter. At least not until they’re willing to lead by example, which is extremely unlikely.