From NBC's Mark Murray
At today's White House press briefing, NBC's Norah O'Donnell asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about the heated rhetoric in the Senate health-care debate, specifically citing RNC Chairman Michael Steele's comment yesterday that Democrats were willing to "flip the bird" to the American public.
Gibbs replied, "How much did that interview cost him?" Ouch.
Gibbs was referring to today's Washington Times reporting that Steele has been giving paid speeches, a practice that some past RNC chairmen said was questionable.