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huntinman
02-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs

President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:

"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute. I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion.

"And then somebody -- I don't remember who it was -- turned and said, 'You know what? What about Gibbs' tie? What about Gibbs' tie? That might look good.' And, frankly, Robert didn't want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that's the tie that I wore at the national convention."



The biggest fraud to ever step foot in the WH, much less be elected POTUS. This country knew Ronald Reagan...Ronald Reagan was our friend. Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan. (with apologies to Lloyd Bentsen)

BonMallari
02-11-2011, 04:29 PM
I am just glad we wont have to watch Gibbs' smug attitude at WH briefings anymore

precisionlabradors
02-11-2011, 06:25 PM
i think it was just a figure of speech.....and misused at that. it's win one for the gipper....not take one for the gipper. it's take one for the team. anyway.....

Marvin S
02-11-2011, 07:03 PM
But eventually he was willing to take one for the gYpper,


The biggest fraud to ever step foot in the WH, much less be elected POTUS. This country knew Ronald Reagan...Ronald Reagan was our friend. Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan. (with apologies to Lloyd Bentsen)

That works :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blackstone
02-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs

President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:

"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute. I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion.

"And then somebody -- I don't remember who it was -- turned and said, 'You know what? What about Gibbs' tie? What about Gibbs' tie? That might look good.' And, frankly, Robert didn't want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that's the tie that I wore at the national convention."



The biggest fraud to ever step foot in the WH, much less be elected POTUS. This country knew Ronald Reagan...Ronald Reagan was our friend. Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan. (with apologies to Lloyd Bentsen)


That's kind of harsh considering Reagan was not really the Gipper either. He only played George Gipp in a movie. I don't profess to speak for the whole country, but Ronald Reagan was no friend of mine.

huntinman
02-12-2011, 12:01 PM
That's kind of harsh considering Reagan was not really the Gipper either. He only played George Gipp in a movie. I don't profess to speak for the whole country, but Ronald Reagan was no friend of mine.

Maybe you don't remember Lloyd Bentsen's famous quote, in his debate with Dan Quayle... That's what I was paraphrasing... Bentsen, by the way, was a Dem...

Steve Hester
02-12-2011, 08:49 PM
Obama couldn't be a pimple on Reagan's butt.