Wingnut Nickname for Robert Gibbs Actually Kind of Clever (for Freepers)

07/30/2009 1:23 PM |

Baghdad Bob Hey, remember Saddam Hussein’s crazy-awesome PR guy, whom western media lovingly dubbed Baghdad Bob? One of the brighter lights over at paranoid Right-Wing clearinghouse Free Republic realized that Obama’s PR guy was also called Robert, which can be shortened to Bob. 5-4-3-2-1… let’s call our own government PR guy “Baghdad Bob,” like that other guy! This crystalline moment of Swiftian brilliance occurred here, back in April, and the nickname has stuck. I do think it’s kind of funny, even if there’s no real logic to it, beyond, you know, “Bob” (which isn’t even the actual name of the other guy, but whatever. You go, Freepers!)