With the news that Helen Thomas is officially retired, the question becomes: who gets her prime briefing room real estate?
Let’s put it to a poll!
Below, you can find a recent seating chart. But here are some options:
• Major Garrett: Fox News’ correspondent, currently in the 2nd row.
• Mark Knoller: Will seniority matter?
• Rotating – until a permanent replacement is named.
We asked our voice in the White House briefing room, Tommy Christopher (who asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs the Thomas question today – and took the picture of her empty seat) for his take on the situation:
“I have a great deal of personal affection for Helen Thomas, and an admiration for her place in journalism’s history. I agree with Robert Gibbs that her comments were reprehensible, but it is my hope that they do not erase what has been a trailblazing career.”
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