White House Spox Bill Burton talks to reporters en route to Philadelphia this morning, who’d like a little more political bitchery in their day-to-day. Burton manages to barely resist.
Q Bill, really quick, does the White House thinks it’s appropriate for the RNC to use images of the President as a Joker from Batman to raise money?
MR. BURTON: Well, look, I understand that the individual who put this presentation together is under a lot of pressure to raise a lot of money. I mean, he has raise half a million dollars just to make his own payroll. So I think that you see things happening in the political season all the time. But whether or not Michael Steele and the rest of Republican leadership thinks it’s appropriate is a question for them.
I saw that Mitch McConnell distanced himself from it yesterday and I think we may have really found an issue where the President and Mitch McConnell agree.
Q Do you think the RNC needs to come out a little — more strongly in terms of what it — whether they think it’s appropriate?
MR. BURTON: I mean, what Michael Steele decides to do with that individual and what the members of the RNC decide to do is really up to them.