My conversations with incoming chairmen of House committees continue today with interviews of Paul Ryan and John Kline, presiding at Budget and Education and Labor respectively, and with Pete Sessions, returning for an encore at the NRCC after a hugely successful 2010 campaign.
No, I won’t be discussing the departure of Robert Gibbs. I’ll put out the invite to have him as a regular guest throughout 2011 and 2012, but as the president has avoided all serious interviews since Bret Baier questioned him respectfully but closely, I doubt if Gibbs or any senior figure on Team Obama will try and answer questions about the president’s disastrous first two years or his plans for the balance of what the country has to hope will be his sole term in office.
About Gibbs I can only say that Scott McClellan is very grateful that Gibbs came along and set a new standard for the job.
By the way, you can read the transcript of my conversation with Paul Ryan here.