Skip to comments.Josh Earnest: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Jay Carney's Replacement
Posted on 05/30/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Josh Earnest is about to inherit the hardest media relations job on the planet.
Earnest, a long-time aide to President Obama, will be the next White House press secretary. He’ll succeed Jay Carney, whose resignation President Obama announced Friday, and be at the podium each day for the White House press briefing.
Here’s what you need to know about Earnest:
Earnest is a trusted aide to Obama, and has worked for the President since Obama’s campaign in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, which Earnest joined in March 2007 as Iowa communications director.
In that role, he led Obama’s messaging in the Hawkeye State as the Illinois senator took Hillary Clinton by surprise and won the caucuses, launching his improbable run to the White House.
Earnest married Natalie Wyeth from Oakton, Virginia, in August 2012. The wedding took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C. According to their New York Times wedding announcement, Wyeth is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Her grandfather, Nathanial Wyeth, was an engineer who invented the plastic bottle.
The pair met at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Wyeth was the press secretary for the convention whereas Earnest was the press man for the Obama campaign. She said about meeting him:
There was an immediate interest on both our parts. I thought he was attractive, interesting and had a good sense of humor I wanted to know more about him and be introduced to him.
Wyeth told the New York Times, that from the couple’s second date, she knew that he “was the person I would spend the rest of my life with.”
According to her Facebook page, Wyeth now works for the Department of the Treasure. Among her “likes” on social media is the anti-hero, Omar Little, from the HBO series, The Wire.
Earnest had served as principal deputy press secretary to Carney, and had filled in numerous times at press briefings. He was also the chief of staff in the White House communications office and a special assistant to the President.
The video above features Earnest giving a press briefing last August. He opened the briefing by apologizing for keeping reporters waiting, adding that he made a “rookie mistake” and almost forgot his glass of water.
Earnest was born in Kansas City and played baseball and basketball at the Barstow School, according ton his Wikipedia page. He graduated from Rice University in Houston in 1997 with majors in political science and policy studies.
Earnest will be the third man to serve as press secretary under Obama, joining Robert Gibbs and Carney.
6 he’ll provide ZERO answers to questions
The importance of being Earnest.
Oh please, why does it have to be another metrosexual?
So, he is an expert at the art of lying?
Howdy Doody is getting tired of lying.
Left out the only pertinent piece of info - how good is he at lying?
What Obama needs is someone who lies as naturally as most humans breathe - but unfortunately Bill Clinton is otherwise engaged.
6. He’s only there due to White Privilege.
He looks like he has an IQ of about 60.
Other than homosexuals Obama doesn't know any other kind.
7. His tap dancing will rival Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson dancing on that staircase!
I wish the corrupter-n-chief would burn through attorney generals as quickly.
I can’t believe Obama cannot hire a Black person to be his ps. Whatever happened to good ole fashioned affirmative action.
No, it's easy. You just have to remember that Barack just read about it in the newspaper, and no one is more angry about it than Barack.
This is as Hayek stated in Road to Serfdom -
whenever someone quits over being told to do something that is below even HIS moral threshold, someone else steps up and says “I’ll do it”.
That’s why you always end up with the worst people in any tyranny.
7. He married a cat.
"I'm Your Man! ...I Have No Ethics or Morals!"
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