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Josh Earnest: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Jay Carney's Replacement
HEAVY ^ | 05/30/2014 | By Matthew Guariglia

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:


1. He’s Worked for Obama Since His First Campaign

Josh Earnest, Barack Obama

Twitter/@jearnest

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.


2. His Wife’s Grandfather Invented the Plastic Bottle

Natalie Earnest, Josh Earnest Wife

(Department of the Treasury)

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.

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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.

4. He’s from Missouri

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.

5. He’ll be Obama’s 3rd Press Secretary

Earnest will be the third man to serve as press secretary under Obama, joining Robert Gibbs and Carney.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: goebbels; jaycarney; joshearnest; presssecretary
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1 posted on 05/30/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

6 he’ll provide ZERO answers to questions


2 posted on 05/30/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

The importance of being Earnest.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 11:51:23 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh please, why does it have to be another metrosexual?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, he is an expert at the art of lying?


5 posted on 05/30/2014 11:55:54 AM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: SeekAndFind

Howdy Doody is getting tired of lying.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: SeekAndFind

6. He’s only there due to White Privilege.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 11:58:08 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

He looks like he has an IQ of about 60.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 11:58:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: DJ Taylor
Oh please, why does it have to be another metrosexual?

Other than homosexuals Obama doesn't know any other kind.

10 posted on 05/30/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: molson209

7. His tap dancing will rival Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson dancing on that staircase!


11 posted on 05/30/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: molson209

GREAT one!!


12 posted on 05/30/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish the corrupter-n-chief would burn through attorney generals as quickly.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 12:01:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

I can’t believe Obama cannot hire a Black person to be his ps. Whatever happened to good ole fashioned affirmative action.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: SeekAndFind
"hardest media relations job on the planet"

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.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 12:04:18 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Albion Wilde

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.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 12:07:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

17 posted on 05/30/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 05/30/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

7. He married a cat.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 12:11:15 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Yes Sir!! ...I would look my granny in the eye and lie for you, Sir!"

"I'm Your Man! ...I Have No Ethics or Morals!"

20 posted on 05/30/2014 12:11:17 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

At least now we know what the little chat Hillary and Obama had was about.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 12:11:40 PM PDT by mware
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To: SeekAndFind

6. He’s a rich white guy, showing the White House’s commitment to Diversity.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: DannyTN

I expect a lot more ‘josh’ than I do ‘earnest’.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 12:14:29 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SeekAndFind

Earnest served as a congressional aide to Marion Berry from 2002-2003 after working on Michael Bloomberg’s first mayoral campaign


24 posted on 05/30/2014 12:14:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

Can he tell a bald faced lie without blinking?

That’s the only criteria for this White House.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 12:22:19 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s give him a chance and see how good a paid liar he will be.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 12:22:31 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kcvl

Any place further west than DC would consider that entry on his resume’ to be an immediate disqualification.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 12:23:20 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: kcvl

“Earnest served as a congressional aide to Marion Berry from 2002-2003...”

Oh My...enough said.


28 posted on 05/30/2014 12:23:34 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Yeah, but who are we to judge?
It’s all about the love and equality, right?


29 posted on 05/30/2014 12:25:30 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kcvl

Did he ever drive Obama’s van?


30 posted on 05/30/2014 12:26:48 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: SeekAndFind
His wife's cute, but I would have thought he married Morgan Fairchild.

That's right... Morgan Fairchild.

31 posted on 05/30/2014 12:27:33 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why didn’t they replace Jay Carney with his brother”Jim”?You remember him?He played the character”Earnest”???????


32 posted on 05/30/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: SeekAndFind

6. He was chief of staff in the White House communications office when the Kabul CIA agent was “accidently” outed.


33 posted on 05/30/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

1. He’s a liar, like his boss.

2. He’s a liar, like his boss.

3. He’s a liar, like his boss.

4. He’s a liar, like his boss.

5. He’s a liar, like his boss.


34 posted on 05/30/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SeekAndFind

Another zero appointed by another zero.


35 posted on 05/30/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: dead

That’s it! THAT’S the ticket!


36 posted on 05/30/2014 12:33:08 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SeekAndFind

More”Hypocrisy”from The Left?His wife’s grandfather “Invented”the ALL-Polluting “Palstic-Bottle”???Did he PROFIT from all the POLLUTION his”Invention”has led to????


37 posted on 05/30/2014 12:33:31 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: AppyPappy
6. He’s a rich white guy, showing the White House’s commitment to Diversity.

That's gonna leave a mark...

38 posted on 05/30/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: JaguarXKE

Bill”Bojangles”Robinson?”The Little Colonel”??Boy,am I getin’ OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 05/30/2014 12:35:08 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Albion Wilde

Will Carney’s replacement earn any Pinocchio awards?


40 posted on 05/30/2014 12:37:05 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Don Surber: American people have had it with the House of Clinton. She an Old Hag; he a Limp Corndog)
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To: bandleader

I hope that job comes with a lifetime guarantee of well-paid employment from very wealthy, young Democrats, because after doing this job for this particular boss, your reputation as a person is certainly ruined.

Which leads to the question - what will Carney do in his next position? Certainly, Kim in North Korea needs a kinder, gentler face forward...Boko Haram needs an image makeover badly...I suppose that some opportunities do exist.


41 posted on 05/30/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SeekAndFind

To bolster his credibility, ‘Josh’ will shortly be changing his name to Frank N. Earnest ....


42 posted on 05/30/2014 12:44:25 PM PDT by mikrofon (*Traditional* Memorial Day BUMP)
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To: DJ Taylor

Because he wears a suit rather than lumber jack gear?


43 posted on 05/30/2014 12:45:56 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: JaguarXKE
7. His tap dancing will rival Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson dancing on that staircase!

I played the video of that performance, now I can't stop smiling!

44 posted on 05/30/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mikrofon

Question 39 on the employment review, Can you lie as well as Jay Carney or Baghdad Bob!


45 posted on 05/30/2014 12:47:11 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: bandleader

I think that would be Jim Varney.


46 posted on 05/30/2014 12:48:50 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can he say “Dude?”


47 posted on 05/30/2014 12:50:17 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: AppyPappy
6. He’s a rich white guy, showing the White House’s commitment to Diversity.

"The wedding [of His Lordship Earnest & Lady Natalie] took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C."

Apparently, the Arlington Day's Inn must have been booked for that weekend, so their Worships had to go slumming...

48 posted on 05/30/2014 12:53:43 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Mark
So, he is an expert at the art of lying?

King O originally passed over Earnest for Carney as Press Secy.

49 posted on 05/30/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When it comes to lying, Obama and Clinton are mere amateurs compared to this guy.


50 posted on 05/30/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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