It wasn't that long ago that White House spin doctor Robert Gibbs stated the obvious: that Democrats may well lose Congress in November. After that acknowledgment, Nancy Pelosi unleashed the fury on him.
It became pretty apparent in the days that followed the dust-up what was taking shape. If Gibbs (and virtually every other political mind in America) proved right, and Republicans did take control, Pelosi would spin it not as a rejection of her, Reid and President Obama, but rather as a result of Bob Gibbs opening his mouth and discouraging the troops.
As ridiculous as such a strategy might have been, it appears that Gibbs is taking steps to avoid being the scapegoat. AllahPundit covers the latest:
The funniest line: "There's an excitement about what this president is trying to do" on the campaign trail. That must explain why pieces like this are now regular features on op-ed pages and why the AP is running polls about O-bots either staying home in droves or defecting to the GOP. This is why they pay you the big bucks, Gibbsy.
There's an excitement alright, Bob. It's electric, and has galvanized the placated masses more than anything in recent history. It's the palpable energy to dismantle the establishment and return power to its rightful place - outside of Washington.