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White House picks Jay Carney as new press secretary
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/white-house/white-house-picks-tk-as-new-pr.html?hpid=topnews ^

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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"Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden...The White House had made clear it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post..."

WTF?

1 posted on 01/27/2011 1:40:32 PM PST by wilco200
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To: wilco200

How appropriate.

A carney to be the barker for the Obozo sideshow!


2 posted on 01/27/2011 1:42:12 PM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the pe)
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To: wilco200

or as we like to call him - token


3 posted on 01/27/2011 1:42:30 PM PST by GunningForTheBuddha ("Corrupt governments from little ACORNs grow. " - seton89)
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To: wilco200

Webster Definition of CARNY

2: a person who works with a carnival

Well, he got the right guy


4 posted on 01/27/2011 1:43:27 PM PST by Jolla
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To: wilco200

he was the assistant and director of communications to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. He also served as Washington Bureau Chief for Time Magazine, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008, and a regular contributor in the “roundtable” segment of ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 1:44:49 PM PST by kcvl
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To: wilco200

I guess they decided against a redo of fat and balding.


6 posted on 01/27/2011 1:45:25 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: wilco200

“WTF?”

Win the Future! Win the Future!

Oh wait...


7 posted on 01/27/2011 1:45:31 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: wilco200

8 posted on 01/27/2011 1:45:58 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: wilco200

Saw a photo and he looks like your typical yuppie puke you wouldn’t let walk your dog.


9 posted on 01/27/2011 1:46:30 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: wilco200
A Time Moscow bureau chief?

A freakin' BARKING moonbat, in other words.

10 posted on 01/27/2011 1:46:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: wilco200

Carney has also worked for CNN (another TIME Warner division) as a special correspondent.

At the time he joined the administration, Carney’s decision raised eyebrows and brought a new round of charges that the press was in the bag for Obama. But Carney told reporters he had accomplished what he hoped in his 20-year career at Time, and that he was looking for new challenges.

******

Yeah, what a laugh, people who think the media are in the tank for Obama. /s


11 posted on 01/27/2011 1:48:02 PM PST by kcvl
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To: wilco200
"The White House had made clear it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post..."

Oh my goodness.

12 posted on 01/27/2011 1:48:45 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: wilco200

http://kidshow.dcmemories.com/bozodance.mp3


13 posted on 01/27/2011 1:49:36 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: wilco200
Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden

Translation: Obama's been hitting the bottle pretty hard and they need a guy with experience to smooth over the rough spots.

14 posted on 01/27/2011 1:49:36 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Joe Boucher
Yuppie puke.



FWIW. He's the guy that covered Palin McCain during the campaign for TIME, writing daily hit pieces. He was then awarded by Obama for his great work. Apparently.
15 posted on 01/27/2011 1:49:50 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Joe Boucher

yeah, if I were Alton Brown, I’d get a face change.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 1:50:11 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: wilco200

17 posted on 01/27/2011 1:50:20 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: wilco200

Another DNC hack who posed as a reporter in the Bush years.

Love to see what he said and wrote in those years, and if he IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS A DEMOCRAT POLITICAL OPERATIVE???


18 posted on 01/27/2011 1:51:08 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: wilco200
Cool!

Oh. You didn't say Jim Carrey?

In that case...WTF?

19 posted on 01/27/2011 1:51:46 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: wilco200

Married to ABC’s Claire Shipman.


20 posted on 01/27/2011 1:51:47 PM PST by drubyfive
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To: wilco200

Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.


21 posted on 01/27/2011 1:52:06 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: wilco200

Sounds like either a comedians name or a circus worker. The later might be appropriate for the position.


22 posted on 01/27/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: wilco200

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.


23 posted on 01/27/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by jpf (http://flood-mybigmouth.blogspot.com/)
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To: wilco200

Is this the same Carney that used to appear on the Mclaughlin Group?


24 posted on 01/27/2011 1:53:37 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: drubyfive

No conflict of interest there...(cough-cough). sarc/off


25 posted on 01/27/2011 1:54:11 PM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Red_Devil 232

Would you buy a used car or shares of stock from this guy?

His eyes scream “liar”!


26 posted on 01/27/2011 1:54:17 PM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Condensing look huh?


27 posted on 01/27/2011 1:55:56 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Ev Reeman
Yes, same wretched worm...
28 posted on 01/27/2011 1:55:56 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: wilco200

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.

http://newsbusters.org/people/jay-carney#ixzz1CH7NjClD


29 posted on 01/27/2011 1:56:40 PM PST by kcvl
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>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”.


30 posted on 01/27/2011 1:57:24 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: wilco200
Carney's have been goofy sidekicks to dimwitted, loud-mouthed, know-it-alls for decades:


31 posted on 01/27/2011 1:57:42 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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"Communications Director for Vice President Biden"

OK, so he may be a yuppie puke, but anyone who's been Biden's communications director has sure been tested by fire.

32 posted on 01/27/2011 1:57:57 PM PST by Reo
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it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post...

An outsider to the present administration perhaps but Carney has been a good little liberal apparatchik for years. He's much smarter than Gibbs.

33 posted on 01/27/2011 1:57:57 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: wilco200

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.

More...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2009/03/12/wapo-chats-time-writer-turned-biden-gaffe-goalie-jay-carney#ixzz1CH89U8rx


34 posted on 01/27/2011 2:00:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: swarthyguy

Obama fiddles while the Middle East burns.

Just like Carter in 1978-79.


35 posted on 01/27/2011 2:00:41 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: wilco200

Jay Carney
36 posted on 01/27/2011 2:01:45 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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Obama would get better ratings if they had hired Jay Leno instead.

Whatever happened to Baghdad Bob? He would be perfect.


37 posted on 01/27/2011 2:02:10 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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OMG that’s funny.

Those Dems are something.


38 posted on 01/27/2011 2:02:11 PM PST by Mears
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To: drubyfive

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.


39 posted on 01/27/2011 2:02:19 PM PST by surrey
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To: wilco200

Just in case there was anyone left out there who thought Jay and his wife, Claire Shipman, were non-partisan journalists.


40 posted on 01/27/2011 2:02:19 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Spunky
Separated at Birth


41 posted on 01/27/2011 2:03:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nhwingut

Looks like a smarmy a-hole who thinks he more intelligent than you because he’s got his smart glasses on.


42 posted on 01/27/2011 2:03:36 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: Deb


Just 8 of the 14 total Time covers.
43 posted on 01/27/2011 2:05:29 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: nhwingut

THIS, I want to see. First send him a case of Proactive for his zits and then maybe see about getting him a razor later.

He looks like just another smarmy, lying smart ass little puke kid. With luck he will get his head handed to him on a platter.

Where is my popcorn?


44 posted on 01/27/2011 2:10:15 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: wilco200

I was sure they were going to pick Keith Olberman.


45 posted on 01/27/2011 2:11:33 PM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: wilco200

Wonder Bread.

Why not pick Kanye?


46 posted on 01/27/2011 2:14:41 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: wilco200

Sounds like we’ll have a President Biden before long...I had a dream a week ago that PIAPS...was made VP....


47 posted on 01/27/2011 2:14:52 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: wilco200

" Not a Carney! They scare me. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands."

48 posted on 01/27/2011 2:17:13 PM PST by OB1kNOb (“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” — Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bernard Marx
it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post...

OMA!

49 posted on 01/27/2011 2:18:04 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Jewbacca
Baghdad Bob is going to re-register as a Republican...he's that angry at being dissed.
50 posted on 01/27/2011 2:18:17 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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