WASHINGTON--The idea came up during the White House briefing on Thursday, conducted by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in advance of a luau for members of Congress hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle.
Gibbs, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and leg affairs chief Phil Schiliro had agreed to be in the dunk tank, Gibbs briefed.
That line of conversation morphed to Gibbs agreeing to go in the dunk tank early if reporters kicked in a charitable donation.
"I'm happy to -- you guys collect a pot of money. You guys pick your best arm. And we can -- you can have a shot at it. You can throw it at me and I'll get you the video," Gibbs said.