I have found that Obama uses his gift of gab to say one thing, and if there is a backlash of what he says, he is able to show how he meant it another way. I found during the campaign and since then, when he does not want to answer a question, he says (or his spokesman says) something along the lines of: "People can continually ask me that all day and my answer will not change".... when, in fact, he never answered it. I recall late in the campaign when Megan Kelly of Fox asked Bill Burton a question. The dialogue (paraphrased): Burton: We can keep on answering that question, but the answer will not change. Kelly: But you have not answered the question Burton: Yes I did, you just did not like the answer Kelly: But thats just it, you did not answer it. You answered it by saying that people keep on asking the question. Burton: And that is becuase they did not like the answer Kelly: No. They keep on asking it becuase you wont answer it. Burton: We wont answer it becuase that is not what the people are interested in hearing. They want to hear about the economy and the two wars we are fighting. Kelly: Our listeners want to hear an answer. I have emails asking for an answer. Burton: As I said, I can answer that question all day long and my answer wont change. In the end, he never answered the question. Then, today Gretchen Carlson interviewed Gibbs and asked: "Will Pres. Obama give some credit to GWB for the surge in this evening speech? Gibbs: I already answered that question Carlson: I have not even askled that question yet, Will he? Gibbs: You have asked me 4 times already and my answer hasnt changed. Carlson: I did not ask that question once until now. But will he? Gibbs: You did ansk me four times and now 5 times Carlosn: OK. And your answer was? Gibbs: The same asnwer as the other 4 times. Carlson: And that was? Gibbs: ...started talking about how the men and women in uniform deserve to be recognized for their bravery. That is transparency?