Oberstar Disses Gibbs for Dissing LaHood
The latest development in the battle over Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s mileage tax proposal: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) rips into White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for shooting down LaHood’s suggestion.
From Jake Tapper:
In an interview with Congressional Quarterly, Oberstar said that LaHood “had the temerity to think…and what did he get? Slapped down. He’s a good man. A decent man. Don’t let him get slapped down by know-nothings.”
Oberstar then suggested that Gibbs ought to stay out of the conversation on transportation policy.
“I’ve got news for you,” Oberstar said, “transportation policy isn’t going to be written in the press room of the White House.”
Oh, it’s on.