Robert Gibbs Will “TP” White House If Auburn Wins National Title
January 6 / Dan Fogarty / SportsGrid
Outogoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has big plans if his team wins the national title on Monday night: he's going to teepee the White House.
Gibbs, a diehard Auburn football fan, says he will take part in the longstanding tradition of "Rolling Toomer's Corner" if Auburn wins. The tradition, which is used to celebrate the school's football victories, entails throwing rolls of toilet paper on trees and buildings.
"I'll make this commitment on the air. If Auburn wins, I will come back, I will get a little agreement with the Secret Service," Gibbs told the Tony Barnhart show. "We'll put a couple of rolls [of toilet paper] up there, and then I can help take it down so it doesn't look like we trashed the place."
When asked what Predisnet Obama would think, Gibbs said:
"During the LSU game, we were on the road. A bunch of people were in suits and I was wearing the Auburn shirt that I've worn for every game that I've watched this year. He gets how big a deal this is for me. He enjoys and loves college football."
It's worth mentioning that Gibbs will be stepping down as White House press secretary in February. No word yet on his (likely) replacement's college football allegiances.