Skip to comments.White House picks Jay Carney as new press secretary
Posted on 01/27/2011 1:40:29 PM PST by wilco200
President Obama has chosen former journalist Jay Carney to replace press secretary Robert Gibbs, a longtime loyalist, when he leaves the post in mid-February, according to a senior administration official.
The White House will also name two new deputy chiefs of staff: Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the Office of Health Reform, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House director of scheduling and advance.
Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden, came to the White House in 2009 after a long career in journalism that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine.
The White House had made clear it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post...
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Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
Sounds like either a comedians name or a circus worker. The later might be appropriate for the position.
Seems like the perfect choice to me, if you need to try and make 9.4% unemployment, a crushing debt, and a total disaster of foreign policy look good, Jay’s your man.
Is this the same Carney that used to appear on the Mclaughlin Group?
No conflict of interest there...(cough-cough). sarc/off
Would you buy a used car or shares of stock from this guy?
His eyes scream “liar”!
Condensing look huh?
Third CNN Staffer Joins Obama’s Team, As Does ABC Vet; Revolving Door Up to Ten
By Brent Baker | May 06, 2009 | 00:11
Following the path of CNN Middle East correspondent Aneesh Raman and producer Kate Albright-Hanna, who both jumped aboard the Obama campaign last year, senior political producer Sasha Johnson this week announced she’s leaving the network’s Washington bureau to take the Press Secretary slot at the Department of Transportation. She won’t be the only media vet in that shop. As The Politico’s Michael Calderone noted Monday night in reporting Johnson’s move, former Chicago Tribune Washington correspondent Jill Zuckman already headed to Transportation in February, becoming Director of Public Affairs and assistant to Secretary Ray LaHood.
Plus, in the past month or so, two other DC journalists accepted administration positions. ABC’s long-time Justice Department correspondent, Beverley Lumpkin, who mostly handled radio news, in April joined the very department she covered for so many years, prompting a Washington Post blogger to quip on Tuesday that she’s turning sources into colleagues. Speaking of the Washington Post, its former science reporter, Rick Weiss, is now advancing Obama policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology.
So far, by my count, at least ten mainstream media journalists have revolved into positions toiling for the Obama campaign, transition or administration. And that doesn’t count CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, whom the administration courted for Surgeon General; nor long-time NBC News anchor and reporter Jane Pauley who campaigned for Obama last fall in her native Indiana.
>Washington Bureau Chief for Time Magazine, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008,
I do believe Obama was on the cover of Time in 2008 more often than anyone else.
Well, Obama may yet regret being in the White House, the Muddled East is even more muddled and “...events, my dear fellow, events”.
OK, so he may be a yuppie puke, but anyone who's been Biden's communications director has sure been tested by fire.
An outsider to the present administration perhaps but Carney has been a good little liberal apparatchik for years. He's much smarter than Gibbs.
In case you were worried, former Time magazine staffer Jay Carney has “had very little trouble adapting” to his job as Vice President Biden’s director of communications. From a recent interview with Washington Post’s Mary Ann Akers published in the March 12 paper:
[Akers]: You left journalism after 20 years with Time. How is life on the other side?
Carney: It’s great. I have had very little trouble adapting to this new role, which is completely different from what I was doing before.
Carney also insisted that while he was just sort of swept into the Obama administration during the post-election transition period, he never was a leg-thrilling puddle of drool like others in the media:
[Akers]: During the campaign, were you ever swept up in Obamamania?
Carney: I wasn’t personally, I was impressed by and believed in what then-Senator Obama was saying during the campaign and what his program was, and also have long admired Joe Biden. It was something I never expected to happen, but it kind of happened very quickly after the election. And here I am.
Obama fiddles while the Middle East burns.
Just like Carter in 1978-79.
Obama would get better ratings if they had hired Jay Leno instead.
Whatever happened to Baghdad Bob? He would be perfect.
OMG that’s funny.
Those Dems are something.
I will always remember the look Claire Shipman would get if she even mentioned Clinton’s name. She probably would have put Monica to shame.
Just in case there was anyone left out there who thought Jay and his wife, Claire Shipman, were non-partisan journalists.