Maureen Dowd Fires Back At Robert Gibbs Over Column Criticism

Early this morning on MSNBC, former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs jabbed New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd by saying that she’s been writing “the same column for the last, like, eight years.” POLITICO’s article on Gibbs’ snipe included a response from Dowd herself, who took Gibbs’ words and turned them against him.

Gibbs was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe reacting to Mika Brzezinski recommending Dowd’s latest column for the Times. Dowd has written some notable columns that were harshly critical of Obama recently, including one that lamented how Obama could be a more effective leader if he was a character in an Aaron Sorkin TV show.

Dowd e-mailed POLITICO with a brief statement firing back at Gibbs.

”I don’t normally listen to Robert. I don’t largely because it’s sort of largely the same tired defense of President Obama for the last, like, six years.”

The Atlantic Wire highlights, however, that Gibbs may have had a point, excerpting Dowd columns going back as far as 2006 making the same points about Obama.


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