White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was $50 dollars richer Wednesday after he won a friendly wager with a reporter.
In a morning gaggle with the White House press corps, April Ryan, a reporter with American Urban Radio Network, and Gibbs squabbled over this question on the president's push for health care: Did Gibbs ever say Obama wouldn't personally go somewhere (like Capitol Hill) because he didn't have a home field advantage.
Gibbs instantly said, "I never insinuated the President wouldn't go somewhere because he didn't have an advantage."
But Ryan hastily pushed back: "No you did. In the briefing you said that."
Gibbs then offered to give Ryan $20 bucks if she could find that transcript.
"Make it $50," Ryan snapped back.
"I'd like three $20s and a $10 please," Gibbs said.
It's becoming more and more obvious why Cash for Clunkers is a disaster. Let's not talk about health care.