The trouble is, Gibbsy, there's suggestion, meaning "spin" (by you), and there's reality, and the reality is your boss is flailing around in the wind like a torn sail.
"It's a phrase I use,'' White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today, hesitating at his press briefing to offer a physical demonstration of the phraseology.
"Let's do this in a way that's family friendly,'' Gibbs said. "I think 'wee-weed up' is when people get all nervous for no particular reason....
"August of 2008, everybody was nervous about whether the entire presidential campaign was slipping out from the hands of the president,'' Gibbs said, turning the page to this August, in which all the president's critics are declaring his health-care initiatives in peril. "This is sort of an August pundit pattern of people getting overly nervous about something that has a long way to go...
"Bedwetting would probably be the more consumer-friendly term for it,'' the press secretary said.
"I hesitate to call August a make it or break it'' month, Gibbs said today of the president's troubles with health-care as he departs today for a week's vacation at Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Cape Cod.
"Much is always made of where things are at a certain point in the process,'' Gibbs said, but the White House isn't focused on "the 24-hour news cycle... I don't know that I would too much into any specific time period like August.''
Or should I say he's pissing in the wind?
I think that's a more appropriate definition of "wee weed up," but then I have a basic understanding of how words work. Gibbsy? He's still a bed-wetting child.
UPDATE!: There's a terrible controversy brewing that must simply be put to rest. The rumors are awful: Does Gibbs piss standing up? Does he piss sitting down? Does he wear Depends?
This SHOCKING photo, JUST IN!, should set the record straight.