The house on fire method of crises handling
Put on that fire gear, there are crises to extinguish.
“Which room are you going to put out first? Or are you going to call the fire department and ask them to put all of it out? Or are you going to say, you know what, we love the living room; start over there. And if you can, get quickly to the kitchen, and next to the den,” Gibbs said.
“We could do that. And maybe by the time they get to the kitchen or the den the whole house is in ashes,” he said.
Scary. Raises the question, is Rome burning again?
The solution, Gibbs says, is to put all the fires out.
“Instead of asking the fire department to pick different rooms in which to extinguish, the president has decided to alert the fire department and everyone involved; that we have a responsibility to move this country forward, address the long-term problems and the short-term problems in order to create jobs for the future.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Gibbs at press briefing in January)