Helen Thomas: Why is the president blocking habeas corpus from prisoners at Bagram? I thought he taught constitutional law. And these prisoners have been there . . .
Robert Gibbs: You’re incorrect that he taught on constitutional law.
He had a lot of people fooled besides Helen Thomas. Here is a random smattering from the L.A. Times:
That’s a stand that former constitutional law teacher Barack Obama disagreed with in the recent presidential campaign.
There are several passages in Obama’s memoir, “The Audacity of Hope,” that suggest a familiarity with the founders’ legacy. He recalls teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago
Barack Obama likes to talk about his years teaching constitutional law . . .
Tour guides on a two-hour, $25 Gray Line (312-251-3100, www.grayline.com) South Shore Tour these days point out quite a few Obama sites as they drive through the Kenwood and Hyde Park neighborhoods: the block where Obama lives, the building at the University of Chicago where he taught constitutional law,
A president-elect who’s a former part-time constitutional law professor, even one without his BlackBerry, presumably is aware of this prohibition .. . .
And the former constitutional law professor did go on in his answers . . .
I could go on. You do know I could go on, right?
Y’all want to maybe huddle and get your stories straight and then we can come back?
UPDATE: The transcript was wrong. Gibbs said she was not incorrect that she taught constitutional law. I regret the error.