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Journalist-Turned-Spokesman Resigns as Daily Voice of the White House
New York Times ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | MARK LANDLER

Posted on 05/30/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

Jay Carney, the journalist-turned-press-aide who jousted daily with his former colleagues over issues from the Benghazi terrorist attack to the glitch-ridden health care website, stepped down as the White House press secretary on Friday.

President Obama interrupted Mr. Carney’s regular briefing to deliver the news, announcing that Mr. Carney would be replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest, whose ties to Mr. Obama date to the 2008 presidential campaign, in which Mr. Earnest served as the communications director in Iowa.

“Jay has become one of my closest friends and is a great press secretary and a great adviser,” Mr. Obama said, as Mr. Carney yielded the podium. “He’s got good judgment, he has good temperament and he’s got a good heart. And I’m going to miss him a lot.”

In an interview, Mr. Carney, 49, said he was leaving after more than three years in the job — and more than five years in the administration — to devote more time to his family.

Friends of Mr. Carney said he also wanted to return to the private sector for financial reasons. He and his wife, Claire Shipman, a writer and part-time contributor to ABC News, have a 12-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter, both in private school in Washington.

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1 posted on 05/30/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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HAPPY COUPLE: Carney will be able to spend more time with his wife, ABC News journalist Claire Shipman, and their two children

HAPPY COUPLE: Carney will be able to spend more time with his wife, ABC News journalist Claire Shipman, and their two children

2 posted on 05/30/2014 5:33:50 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
Journalist-Turned-Spokesman Resigns as Daily Voice of the White House

Journalist-Turned-Spokesman as Daily Voice of the White House refers to about every member of the MSM

3 posted on 05/30/2014 5:35:53 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Journalist? What an inspiration huh? I hear cnn is having a hard time recruiting on-screen “personality” (or is it talent?) so maybe he could land a job there. Maybe he and not so sharpton could team up at whatever lsm outlet he works for.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Second Amendment First

She looks crazy.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 5:39:35 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Second Amendment First

Well there’s goes the comedy relief of the 0bama regime.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Second Amendment First

Guess he discovered that the Obamadork’s sleazy standards were even worse than those of he and his wife.

And as we all know, journalist standards are way, way down there, just above those of drug dealers.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 5:41:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Second Amendment First

Now he gets to go host a TV show or teach at Columbia the rest of his life. Ain’t Marxism wonderful?

Pray America wakes up


8 posted on 05/30/2014 5:43:13 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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9 posted on 05/30/2014 5:46:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SkyDancer

Name does appear to be destiny. Carney (Carny?) has overseen the circus of late, but he’s being replaced by Josh Earnest. I wonder which part of his name will win out.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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EH. He was underpaid. You couldn't pay me enough to do his former job IF I had the talent. This dude got grilled every day at work and it mattered to the world.

I ain't defending him, I don't agree with him, and I'm somewhat sure we're on different ends of the political spectrum. But if I ran into him in a bar, I'd buy him a beer. That had ta be a tough duty. To be the representative liar for the liar-in-chief. It was his JOB. -Schneeks. d:^)

11 posted on 05/30/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT by CopperTop
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To: ViLaLuz
The cover of the spring 2014 issue of 'Washingtonian MOM' magazine featured Shipman and the two Carney children

The cover of the spring 2014 issue of 'Washingtonian MOM' magazine featured Shipman and the two Carney children

12 posted on 05/30/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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He’s dumping that meager WH salary and off to some serious ca$h in lobbying or consulting.

It’s a frequent revolving door for the DC faithful.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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They both have crazy eyes.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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Journalist-Turned-Spokesman Resigns as Daily Voice of the White House

He's not a journalist.

He's an Obama rump swab.

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ― George Orwell

15 posted on 05/30/2014 6:08:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: ViLaLuz
She looks crazy.

She also looks as if she could kick Jay's and Obama's butts before breakfast without breaking into a sweat.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Second Amendment First

C’est Dorque’


17 posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:28 PM PDT by Gaffer
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18 posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ViLaLuz

Bwaaaahahaha!


19 posted on 05/30/2014 7:07:22 PM PDT by billys kid (For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world...)
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To: ViLaLuz

She looks like a retired stripper


20 posted on 05/30/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: ViLaLuz

She’s pretty cute actually.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: nascarnation

Writing a book most likely.

Easy couple of million upfront.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Second Amendment First

why is she wearing her son’s red jacket?


23 posted on 05/31/2014 1:58:48 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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The little girl appears to be multi talented, she can open her mouth and point at the same time.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 5:12:30 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Second Amendment First
Rumor has it that Jay Carney will be replacing Bob Beckel as the Donkey mouthpiece at Faux News “The Five”. This IS only a rumor and should be treated as such.
25 posted on 05/31/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Second Amendment First

Lying for a living has to take a toll ... especially lying on behalf of someone else.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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