Santelli Whines That White House Threatened Him

Santelli Whines That White House Threatened Him

Rick Santelli’s violin just gets smaller and smaller.  After speaking out against lazy, extra-bathroom-having homeowners, he cried a small river about White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ lack of respect, and now he pimps his Wahhmbulance with this bit of ridiculousness:(From Think Progress)

SANTELLI: He started that press conference saying, “I don’t know where he lives, I don’t know where his house is.” This is the Press Secretary of the White House. Is that the kind of thing we want? Is that —

LIDDY: It’s a veiled threat.

SANTELLI: It really is. […] I don’t really want to be a spokesman, but I really am very proud of a) the response I’m getting, which is overwhelmingly positive, and b) discourse, that is debate. That if the pressure and the heat I’m taking from the White House – the fact my kids are nervous to go to school – I can take that, okay.

I was at that press briefing, and I have to say that just out of camera range, Gibbs was making the “gun finger” gesture.  (That was a joke, he was actually prepping sushi.)

I hope Santelli continues to try to “salvage” this situation, for he just makes wider the gulf between himself and people who give a frak what he has to say.