Video: Jay Carney hits puberty

posted at 6:01 pm on January 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

An especially hacky joke from an especially hacky blogger to keep the slow post-holiday news cycle moving along. Today it’s the beard, tomorrow it’s the voice, and then before you know it the little guy will be using Old Spice body spray. A strange-yet-true fact from the Greenroom comments on this: It does make him look a bit younger, doesn’t it? Before the beard, I would have guessed that Carney was in his early 40s; looking at him in the clip below, I would have guessed late 30s. He’s 48. Who’s laughing now, America?

If you took this as a sign that he’d turned over a new leaf and was going to lie less at the daily briefing, rest easy. Not a chance:

Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl how many people between the ages of 18 and 35 have signed up for Obamacare.

“We don’t have the data to provide, we don’t have data that is ready to be released,” Carney said. “Demographic data is not available.”

Of course they have the data, if not from every state exchange than at least from the 30+ states covered by Healthcare.gov. There’s no reason why they wouldn’t and every reason why they would. If, for instance, they’re seeing unusually strong sign-up numbers from a particular age/racial/religious demographic, they’d want to know that ASAP so that they can study their enrollment outreach techniques for that group and expand them to others. There’s no time to waste; they need to know what’s working and what isn’t in order to maximize the number of sign-ups before March 31st. If they’re keeping the data to themselves right now, it can only be because the numbers don’t include enough “young invincibles” and they’re nervous about a new rash of bad headlines. Remember, Carney also used to claim that day-to-day enrollment totals weren’t available before the numbers began to tick upward in November and HHS started leaking them to reporters. Good news is always, always available to share. Only the bad news isn’t.

Via Charlie Spiering of the Examiner, here’s Carney claiming that HHS itself never mentioned seven million as their target enrollment number by the end of March. Truth or lie?


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Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl how many people between the ages of 18 and 35 have signed up for Obamacare.

“We don’t have the data to provide, we don’t have data that is ready to be released,” Carney said. “Demographic data is not available.”

But if they don’t have the numbers ready to release, howzit that all of these journalist people keep telling us how many have signed up?

oldroy on January 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I get full facial hair in 8 days. How long did it take Carney to grow that?

nobar on January 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

WTF? Is that Aaron Rogers?

Or maybe Carney didn’t want the GOP to start doing parodies of Pajama Boy using Carney’s picture. After all, there’s no way Pajama Boy can grow any facial hair.

BuckeyeSam on January 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Cdr William Riker tried the beard thing. It didn’t work for him, and won’t work for Carney.

BobMbx on January 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I get full facial hair in 8 days. How long did it take Carney to grow that?

nobar on January 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

3/4 of a Term.

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:07 PM

So he’s cultivating on his face the same thing that grows wild on my ass

Rio Linda Refugee on January 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

3/4 of a Term.

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:07 PM

1095 days. Loser.

nobar on January 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM

What a dweeb.

BeachBum on January 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Did Jay’s doctors insist that all sharp objects be removed from his house?

Another Drew on January 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Looks like he just pulled his head out his arse…

For a change ..

Probably better wash up Jay

BigSven on January 6, 2014 at 6:12 PM

BobMbx on January 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM

What do you mean it didn`t work for him? He eventually got the girl and his own ship. :) As for Carney, peach fuzz only focuses us on what`s coming out of his lying mouth.

ThePrez on January 6, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Of course they have the data, if not from every state exchange than at least from the 30+ states covered by Healthcare.gov. There’s no reason why they wouldn’t and every reason why they would.

No, they really don’t have it. They are that incompetent.

kcewa on January 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

If Carney sneezed half that beard & mustache would fall off.

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

He looks like one of those tranny lesbians with facial hair – like Chastity Bono.

Pork-Chop on January 6, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Carney has completed his transformation to a complete hipster douchebag.

jukin3 on January 6, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Carney is a year younger than I am. He’s a boy-man who puts on his onesie, drink hot chocolate, and talks about signing up for healthcare.

I don’t know exactly the point of looking like a bum in a $3000 suit but at least he no longer looks like the spokeschick over at state who looks exactly like Carney with a blonde wig (they even wear the same glasses).

Happy Nomad on January 6, 2014 at 6:14 PM

If Carney sneezed half that beard & mustache would fall off.

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Nah, all he has to do is put his head in water, and it washes clean off.

nobar on January 6, 2014 at 6:15 PM

In more ways than one

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2014 at 6:15 PM

How does this Baghdad Bob sleep at night?

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Spock with a beard, just sayin…..

Johnnyreb on January 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM

This looks more to me like Jay Carney is showing his support for the Duck Dynasty show./

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Looks like a woman with a beard.

jawkneemusic on January 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

This looks more to me like Jay Carney is showing his support for the Duck Dynasty show./

portlandon on January 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM

More like Honey Boo Boo.

Happy Nomad on January 6, 2014 at 6:22 PM

The “D.C. Vice” look?

onlineanalyst on January 6, 2014 at 6:22 PM

btw Allah, that is a great headline

DanMan on January 6, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Speaking of “Duck Dynasty”: This blog gets better an better.
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/a-e-spinoffs-dyke-dynasty-schmuck-dynasty-lame-duck-dynasty-t12759.html

onlineanalyst on January 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Carney’s face rebels against him and is trying to hide the lies.

viking01 on January 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM

OT sort of….anybody know where I can find replacement seeds for my Chia Obama head?

Ditkaca on January 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM

*shrug*

The hirsute look is fashionable these days. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least of Obama himself, or his wife, turns up that way.

RushBaby on January 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Maybe he got camo and a gun for Christmas.

tim c on January 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Best. Headline. Evah.

Rational Thought on January 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Pajama Jay
https://twitter.com/b_keyser/status/420335494161891328

BKeyser on January 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

It’d have been neat if Barrack walked out on stage so they could both show off their beards, but unfortunately he left his in Hawaii for a few extra days.

Seriously though, why did we stop electing hirsute presidents? Who was the last one… Taft? We need to elect a beardo.

3.14159 on January 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

OT: Special Report reporting that Chicago gun control law just overturned by federal court as unconstitutional.

BuckeyeSam on January 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM

obama’s America

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM

I look forward to the full on Al Gore depression beard in, say about, 20weeks?

negentropy on January 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Did Jay’s boyfriend order him to have facial hair? Geez, it’s high school all over again.

simkeith on January 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Wussie boy…..

crosshugger on January 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Now, there are two beards in the White House.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 6, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Actually looks better than Trey Gowdy’s.

JetBoy on January 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Pajama boy’s effeminate cousin grows facial hair.
It tickles the pickle, don’t it?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on January 6, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It’d have been neat if Barrack walked out on stage so they could both show off their beards, but unfortunately he left his in Hawaii for a few extra days.

Thread winnah!

jukin3 on January 6, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2m

Hope Pres Obama wasn’t giving @PressSec a hard time about his new beard. pic.twitter.com/yLZbLxvkJV
===================================

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/420335998531158016/photo/1/large

canopfor on January 6, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Are we sure Carney isn’t just in the first phase of her sex change?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 6, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Wait a ticaroo,…Carney is growing a JiHady Look!!
(kidding)

canopfor on January 6, 2014 at 6:39 PM

MMA fighter kills armed intruder, ‘severely’ injures another and scares off two more in home invasion gone wrong
The intruders were known gang members with lengthy criminal records
The four intruders entered Joe Torrez’s house armed with a ‘crude shank’
One of the intruders was taken to the hospital with ‘severe’ injuries to his face

Ooops!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534476/MMA-fighter-kills-armed-intruder-severely-injures-scares-two-home-invasion-gone-wrong.html

Murphy9 on January 6, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Cdr William Riker tried the beard thing. It didn’t work for him, and won’t work for Carney.

BobMbx on January 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I thought Riker grew the beard so people would stop confusing him with Potsie from Happy Days.

Maybe Carney’s trying to look like a 30-year-old hipster. Keep watching to see if he trims his whiskers into some sort of “ironic” style.

JimLennon on January 6, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Video: Jay Carney hits puberty

Okay. Now that’s just mean.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Ooops!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534476/MMA-fighter-kills-armed-intruder-severely-injures-scares-two-home-invasion-gone-wrong.html

Murphy9 on January 6, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Murphy9: Le Awesome:0

canopfor on January 6, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Maybe Carney’s trying to look like a 30-year-old hipster. Keep watching to see if he trims his whiskers into some sort of “ironic” style.

JimLennon on January 6, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Nothing is more pathetic than men trying to act/dress younger than they actually are. Doubly so when you are only pretending to be a man like Carney does.

Happy Nomad on January 6, 2014 at 7:20 PM

He should have gone with the soul patch just under his lip.

Bishop on January 6, 2014 at 7:20 PM

He should have gone with the soul patch just under his lip.

Bishop on January 6, 2014 at 7:20 PM

And some really cool skateboarder clothing.

Happy Nomad on January 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Is he about to go into hiding..? witness protection..?

d1carter on January 6, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hubby went wooly over the Christmas break. It’s MUCH fuller and more manly than Carney’s…naturally. Hubby is a conservative. Duh.

Anywho, I’m not a big fan of the full 1840 beards I’m seeing but I love the slight beard. My man grew that in just a few days. That’s right, liberal ladies, eat your hearts out. Heh.

Grace_is_sufficient on January 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Okay Gang … now you’re attacking those of us that aren’t so beardly endowed as many of you are … yet we do our genetically best to grow some facial hair.

Don’t forget that these things are not unlike diarrhea … it runs in our genes.

ORrighty on January 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Has he been in hiding (like unduh de bed or something), ya think?

avagreen on January 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Is he about to go into hiding..? witness protection..?

d1carter on January 6, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Ahhhh…….good minds think alike.

avagreen on January 6, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Obama’s boy Sherman now has a beard? Imagine that!

sadatoni on January 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Carney’s beard won’t hold a candle to Moochelle’s, when she returns from Hiwayah.

TXUS on January 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I thought his nose was supposed to grow…

trigon on January 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Lol. Just wants to prove to Rush that he’s not a spokeskid but a spokesman!

sadsushi on January 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Would saying that is the best headline in the history of man be overstating it?

tj4osu on January 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The Husband says he got tired of being mistaken for Rachel Maddow.

Cindy Munford on January 7, 2014 at 5:49 AM

So, that explains all the sulking, and moodiness and evasive answers.
My daughter went through the same thing—only, no beard.

Now that he’s demonstrated the ability to grow a beard, wonder how long it’ll take him to grow a pair?

I think the question answers itself.

orangemtl on January 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

We can still see his lips moving.

Kissmygrits on January 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Si said that’s a good first start but there’s more work to do.

Kissmygrits on January 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Truth or lie?

Given the current administration’s track record – LIE!

GarandFan on January 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Woolly ?

You’re giving him way too much credit, Allah’.

I say ‘peach-fuzz.’

listens2glenn on January 7, 2014 at 2:26 PM

48 going on 16, you mean. My teenagers were better liars.

RebeccaH on January 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM