Gibbs Invokes The Brooks Brothers Riots
We now have Robert Gibbs openly calling this the Brooks Brothers Brigade. That's a start.
Q: Are you concerned at what appears to be well-orchestrated protesting of health care reform at town halls as derailing your message?
GIBBS: NO, I get asked every day about the myriad of things that could be derailing our message. I would point out that I don't know what all those guys were doing, what were they called, the Brooks Brothers Brigade in Florida in 2000, appear to have rented a similar bus and are appearing together at town hall meetings throughout the country
Q: They seem to be pretty widespread.
GIBBS: I seem to see some commonality in who pops up in some of these things.
Q: Like individuals?
Q: Can you discuss names or ....
GIBBS: I don't have names but I think you can see quite a bit of similarity between who shows up where.
He's clearly trying to lead the horses of the press corps to water, not that they'll drink. But the industry groups are admitting their role in activating the protests.
...incidentally, if you want to follow these riots yourself, and maybe even produce a macaca moment, I've posted an embed of FDL's widget of upcoming town hall meetings all over the country. Check the right-hand column.