Gibbs: “I can pick up a newspaper at six in the morning and tell you what kind of day it’s going to be”
Schieffer taped this quick behind-the-scenes for webcast “Washington Unplugged” and asked Gibbs how he liked his job these days…
“Good days and bad days. I can pick up a newspaper at six in the morning and tell you what kind of day it’s going to be, but I will say this, as I’ve told everybody, if you didn’t enjoy what I did, if you didn’t enjoy having to go out there every day and take questions for an hour, you wouldn’t do this job for more than two days. It would make you miserable and drive you crazy, so I do still find quite a bit of enjoyment out of it. I think it’s an important time for the country and I’m happy to be part of it.”
Schieffer told Gibbs Thomas Jefferson once said given a choice, he’d take a country with newspapers over government.
To which Gibbs responded with a laugh, “He didn’t have a briefing room at Monticello.”