j/k (about the Jews, that is). Actually, that senile twit should have been sent out to posture a decade ago but THEY wanted her there to tweak the Bushies and plant her ass right up front. Age does not equate to veneration, but the WH and the press corp had elevated her to such a level. http://content.usatoday.com/communi...mas-retires-following-controversial-remarks/1 Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas retires following controversial remarks Veteran reporter Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House since the John F. Kennedy administration, is retiring immediately following her controversial statements about Israel, Hearst Newspapers reports. Thomas, 89. became a columnist for Hearst newspapers after leaving UPI, where she worked for decades. Updated at 12:23 p.m. ET: In comments captured on video by rabbilive.com, Thomas says Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine," suggesting they go to Germany, Poland or the U.S. The controersy prompted Thomas to be dropped by her speaker's bureau. She also agreed not to deliver a commencement speech at Walt Whitman High School in suburban Bethesda, Md., the Associated Press reports. Thomas did not appear today at the morning White House press briefing. Asked today about her marks, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called them "offensive and reprehensible" and added that they "do not reflect certainly the opinion of most of the people here and certainly not of the administration."