Gibbs, WH press corps will take daily briefing into the sunshine Thursday
By Michael D. Shear
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is holding class outdoors Thursday.
In what may be a first, he will conduct his daily press briefing in the Rose Garden, moving the cantankerous press corps out of the cramped, low-ceilinged building that connects the West Wing to the White House residence.
And oh, what a glorious day he has chosen.
Weather in Washington is supposed to reach a high of almost 70, more than 10 degrees above normal. The sun will be shining. The skies will be clear. One can only imagine the sweetness and light.
How did this all come about?
Gibbs walked into Tuesday's briefing and delivered an offhand observation: "I think as the weather gets nicer we might want to move this -- like class, we should move this outside and..."
Before he could finish, the room of sun-deprived hacks practically erupted in eagerness.
"Absolutely!" "Go for it!"
"Oh, wow, everybody is ... All right, I will -- wow, I didn't think that would be so easily accepted," Gibbs said. "Without objection, so ordered, and I will have WHCA [White House Correspondents Association] start setting that up. That sounds like a great idea. Wow. That sounds good."
Who knew it could come about so quickly.
Speaking only for this reporter, this could be the first Gibbs briefing I'm really looking forward to.
Michael D. Shear
March 17, 2010; 8:00 PM ET
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency , Cast of Characters
Save & Share: Previous: Anti-abortion Democrat Kildee says he will vote yes on health care bill
Next: Reform backers appear to gain momentum
Posted by: edmundsingleton1 | March 19, 2010 4:28 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: connyankee1 | March 18, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: scrivener50 | March 18, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.