Posts Tagged ‘ Newsweek ’

(VIDEO) Dana Perino holds final WH briefing

Dana Perino offers best wishes to incoming press secretary, Robert Gibbs

Fri., Jan. 16, 2009

WASHINGTON – In her final briefing, outgoing White House press secretary Dana Perino offered best wishes to Robert Gibbs, the incoming press secretary for President-elect Barack Obama.

“Please go easy on him,” she told the White House press corps of Friday. Then she quickly added: “For a week.”

Taking the podium one last time as Bush’s spokeswoman, Perino turned the tables on the press with a slide show, roasting reporters, photographers and cameramen.

Continue reading

Rove skips hearing for paid speech at seaside resort

While House Democrats fumed over the absence of Karl Rove from hearings investigating his possible interference in the Justice Department, the man himself was well on his way to the Yalta Black Sea resort, Newsweek reported Saturday.

“That’s just extremely contemptuous—it shows the disdain that he has for Congress and which he has encouraged in the Bush White House,” said Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee.

Rove’s lawyer Robert Luskin defended his actions as justifiable given that White House counsel Fred Fielding instructed Rove not to show up because anything he said was protected by executive privilege.