White House Zings Cheney: 'I Guess Rush Was Busy'

Spokesman hits back at ex-VP on economy, security
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Mar 17, 2009 7:22 AM CDT
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – The Obama administration has no intention of sitting still and taking it from a grumpy Dick Cheney, who sounded complaints with the administration on CNN on Sunday. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs whacked right back at the former VP yesterday, reports the Washington Post: “I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy,” said Gibbs. “So they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal.”

In response to Cheney's comment that the White House’s economic plans amount to “one of the biggest expansions of federal authority over the private economy in the history of the Republic,” Gibbs responded that "not taking economic advice from Dick Cheney would be maybe the best possible outcome" of the interview.