MR. GIBBS: Mr. Feller.
Q Thanks, Robert. A few questions following up on Shirley Sherrod. Just a point of order, in the statement —
MR. GIBBS: Point of order?
Q Point of order.
MR. GIBBS: Okay. (Laughter.) Is there a parliamentarian for Ben’s point of order?
Q I cede my time to the gentleman from the Associated Press. (Laughter.)
Q The statement says —
MR. GIBBS: If there are no objections — go ahead, I’m sorry.
Q Thank you. The President expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret. Is it accurate to say that he apologized, personally apologized?
MR. GIBBS: Yes, yes.
Q Okay. Thank you, the point of order.
MR. GIBBS: Reclaiming your time?
Q Reclaiming the time. Did he lobby for her to take her job back —
MR. GIBBS: No.
TOBY: Are you trying to get fired?
ANNABETH: I’m trying to help you. That Mencken line this morning was funny. No one laughed ‚cause you
flung it at them.
TOBY: Briefing the press isn’t a seduction, it’s war.
ANNABETH: What C.J. did for seven years wasn’t combat. It was charm and disarm.
TOBY: Just draft the release.
ANNABETH: Smart and funny. Seduce them. Worked on your wife.
TOBY: We’re divorced.
ANNABETH: Living with you’s a whole nother ballgame. I get that already.