How To Fish For An Insult

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.


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