Skip to comments.Despite Press Corps Guffaws, Yahoo News Claims 'No Political Motive' In Carney's Olympics Comments
Posted on 07/27/2012 4:05:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Next time Jay Carney goes on vacation, maybe Olivier Knox could fill in for him. After all, the Yahoo News reporter is willing to defend the Obama spokesman against charges of making politically-inspired comments about the Olympics, even while others in the press corps were literally laughing at Carney's denial. H/t Mike Allen's Politico Playbook.
After Mitt Romney had caused a minor kerfuffle with this comments about the Olympics, Carney began his press briefing by highlighting Obama admin efforts to assist the UK with security planning for the Games. Asked whether his remarks were tied to Romney's trip, Carney countered: "The answer is no. I'm just trying to fill you in on the president's day." That was too much for even the Obama-friendly press corps, which laughed in response. But here comes Knox to the rescue in his report, assuring us that "there's no evidence of any political motive."
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A face that has launched billions of swimmers.
I still say that he looks like a ‘slightly’ older but much stupider version of Opie from the Andy Griffith Show. Of course, that makes for a great Democrat White House Press Secretary. Just makes me remember the late, great Tony Snow as Press Secretary for George W Bush.
If the british are upset that Romney repeated british newspaper concerns about security, how livid must they be that the President of the United States just said that the british needed our help to fix that security?
Well, probably not at all, since they like Obama, and are trying to hurt Romney.