Gibbs: Barton apology 'a perfect window' into how Republicans would govern

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs touted the president's accomplishments this morning but conceded "we can't do everything at the same time," noting that fixes for the housing market are still coming.

"There's a process under way," he said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

He added that the president has moved on key items even when they are politically dicey.

"Sometimes the time for Afghanistan and the time for economic recovery doesn't line up with the 2010 elections but we have to do what we think is right."

He also did not deny that the House could go to Republicans this election season.

"There is no doubt there are a lot of seats that will be up," he said. "There are a lot of seats in play."

But he questioned how Republicans would govern if they got a power boost, pointing to House Energy and Commerce ranking member Rep. Joe Barton's (R-Texas) controversial apology to BP.
 
"That is a perfect window not only into what people are thinking but how they would govern," he said.

He also addressed the spy swap with Russia, which sent their secret operatives back over there in exchange for ours.

"It's a real credit to our law enforcement," he said. "Our relationship with Russia is improving if you look at where it was just a few years ago."


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