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Gibbs misrepresents presidentís role in assigning Secret Service protection
The Daily Caller ^ | 05/13/10 | Jon Ward

Posted on 05/13/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday that President Obama does not decide who receives Secret Service protection and who does not.

That doesn’t appear to be accurate.

According to federal statute, there is a small group of government officials, starting with the president, who automatically receive Secret Service protection. There are varying degrees of protection.

All other individuals who receive “protectee” status must be designated as such by an executive order from the president, according to the Secret Service website. The Secret Service often provides recommendations on who can or should be protected based on their own assessments.

But nothing happens without the president’s signature.

Yet Gibbs said Tuesday, “The President doesn’t make protectee decisions.”

“Protectee decisions are made at — by the Secret Service,” Gibbs said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/13/white-house-press-secretary-gibbs-misrepresents-presidents-role-in-assigning-secret-service-protection/#ixzz0nq7WJJNl

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; gibbs; obama; whitehouse
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White House press secretary Gibbs misrepresents president’s role in assigning Secret Service protection

Hopefully, this won't die. The DNC should be reimbursing the taxpayers for this protection, IMHO - if it's given, at all.

1 posted on 05/13/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

You don’t really expect Gibbs to know what he’s talking about, do you?


2 posted on 05/13/2010 12:33:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

He knows what he’s talking about, because he’s plainly lying. But, I do expect the WH Press Corps to call him out, when he’s telling a whopper, like this one.


3 posted on 05/13/2010 12:34:49 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“The buck never got here”

What an embarassment


4 posted on 05/13/2010 12:36:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Robert Gibbs lied? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. (s


5 posted on 05/13/2010 12:38:19 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: OldDeckHand
Chief Propaganda Minister Gibbs neither knows, nor cares about, the accuracy or veracity of the daily message. His job is to indoctrinate. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
6 posted on 05/13/2010 12:38:40 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: OldDeckHand

“But, I do expect the WH Press Corps to call him out, when he’s telling a whopper, like this one.”

I think the only ones who might call him out are anyone from Fox and Jake Tapper, that’s about it.


7 posted on 05/13/2010 12:39:52 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: OldDeckHand
Joseph Gibbles, propaganda minister to the Fuhrer obIWONa, today stated for the sheeple that all is well and there tax dollars are being put to good use protecting the most disturbed individuals in the Politburo
8 posted on 05/13/2010 12:48:18 PM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: ilovesarah2012

>> You don’t really expect Gibbs to know what he’s talking about, do you?

Even if he did, he couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 12:55:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: OldDeckHand; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


10 posted on 05/13/2010 1:09:42 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: sniper63

Gibbs reminds me a little of “Baghdad Bob”

“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

“My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all”

“Our initial assessment is that they will all die”

“I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!”

“God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”

‘We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back.”


11 posted on 05/13/2010 1:15:43 PM PDT by rocket002 (99% of Democrats give the rest a bad name.)
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To: rocket002

He is “Beltway” Bob, with stuff tha he spouts.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: OldDeckHand

So apparently Obama just signs a big stack of papers everyday without reading them while the country’s decisions are being made by someone else?


13 posted on 05/13/2010 5:22:06 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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