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Jon Stewart Compares Robert Gibbs To Bush's Press Secretaries: "Dick High School Principal Characters" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   Danny Shea First Posted: 03/08/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:05 PM ET

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Jon Stewart compared White House Press Sectary Robert Gibbs to his Bush-era predecessors on "The Daily Show" Wednesday.

After intro-ing a clip of Gibbs dodging a question, Stewart said, "Bobby! Bubbelah! We're half a month into this thing, don't tell me you've already gone Fleischer on us!"

Stewart said the job turns ordinarily nice people into "dick high school principal characters."

"Being White House Press Secretary must be like putting on Spiderman's living alien black costume," he said. "It just takes normal, plain-speaking folks and turns them into dick high school principal characters in a John Hughes movie."

Stewart then presented what he called "eerily parallels" between Gibbs and Bush Press Secretaries Scott McClellan, Dana Perino, and Ari Fleischer, all repeating the various ways to dodge a question.

"Is there a handbook that gets passed down from Press Secretary to Press Secretary?" he wondered.

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