Ed Schultz: I Told Robert Gibbs He's 'Full of Sh*t'
This was from a speech that Schultz gave on Saturday to the liberal Blue State Bash at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Also in the speech was this meltdown nugget from Ed:
I know it’s being recorded, but I wasn’t told it was off the record but Mr. Gibbs and I had quite the conversation off the air the other night. And I’m gonna tell ya, I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him. I mean I did. And then he gave me the Dick Cheney f-bomb the same way Sen. Leahy got it on the Senate floor. So I told Robert Gibbs, I said, and I’m sorry you’re swearing at me but I’m just trying to help you out. I’m telling you you’re losing your base. Do you understand that you’re losing your base? And that the American people, they don't want public option. The American people want single payer.
There was also this example of frustration with President Obama from Schultz:
We have to make sure President Obama gets the message: We’re with you, but you have to be with us. If we don’t speak up and tell the White House they’re wrong right now, who will do it?And here, in the same speech, is why Big Ed has a reputation as a blowhard:
I want all of you to know that I am not running for the United States Senate,” he said. “But I also want you to know that if I did, I’d kick their ass.