White House avoiding the ‘S’ word

Apparently “stimulus” is now a dirty word at 1600 Pensylvania Avenue:

Savannah Guthrie, MSNBC: “We asked him [White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs] about it. It was one of the occasions where the White House Press Secretary seems to tie himself in knots a little bit over this, saying it’s not a second stimulus. But then I asked him directly, does that mean it doesn’t stimulate the economy? He kind of hemmed and hawed and said, wait a minute, it’s going to promote growth. I think this reluctance to use the ‘S’ word, Stimulus, just reflects in a lot of ways what a public relations and communications disaster the first Stimulus was.”

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