Scott McClellan to Robert Gibbs: Scrap the On-Camera White House Briefings

McClellan says on-camera briefings twice a week would lessen the drama.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

Take note, Robert Gibbs. Scott McClellan, the former Bush spokesman who turned on his boss to endorse Barack Obama, has some advice as you take up the job of White House spokesman: Scrap the daily on-camera press briefing. Instead, let the cameras roll only twice a week and do the remainder off-camera to lessen the drama in the briefing room. And bring in an expert or two to talk about developing issues. "I would make one recommendation for him to consider, which is to maybe do more of a Pentagon type of model where you are using senior officials more," says McClellan. "I would have done more of that."