Jay Carney steps down as press secretary

posted at 2:41 pm on May 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

Today is the day Obama settles all family business.

Gotta give The One his due. He may not know much, like how to keep sick veterans from dying while they wait endlessly for government health care, but he knows what the media likes. Having Carney step down today is a neat way to help crowd out some of the Shinseki news, as there’s nothing the press finds more interesting than the press. Well played, Mr. President. Tough break for conservative writers, though, in landing Josh Earnest as a replacement. There’s only one person in the White House’s mouthpiece food chain who might have provided us with as much blogworthy haplessness as Jay, and it ain’t Earnest. But then, realistically, Jen Psaki never stood a chance. You know why.

As for Carney, whose departure has been expected for months, the sky’s the limit — book deal, MSNBC contributor, maybe even an occasional guest-host spot on “Crossfire” if he plays his cards right. Rumor had it that he wanted to be ambassador to Russia; critics claim he wasn’t qualified to deal with a character as slippery as Putin, but I don’t know. He seems pretty qualified to me. (Plus, he’s already got the art to decorate the embassy.) Ah well. As Dan McLaughlin says, he’ll be back to fair ‘n balanced “objective journalism” in no time. Just like he used to do before he went to work for the White House, you see.

Exit question: Dude, what happened here?

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Did somebody coat those two with super-glue before they tried that boy-girl hug?

IndieDogg on May 31, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Awkward? No that was the Prez all puckered up to land a kiss on Jay too. This guy is pretty gay. Proof.

jake49 on May 31, 2014 at 5:51 AM

I never paid attention to Carney before he became spokesliar. Happy to get back to that.

TfromV on May 31, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Baghdad Bob would have been a good replacement, were he able to tolerate a whole new level of lying.

justltl on May 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

At least we knew what to expect.
The next one could be worse. Or at least smarter.

leftamark on May 31, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Refresh button must be broke.
Sorry for double post.

leftamark on May 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM

It is true love. One Marxist/communist for another. Trust me, Jay is not going far from the regime. He is moving up. Keep a sharp eye out.

Delsa on May 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM

So long to Americas Baghdad Bob. I’m envious of the real Baghdad Bob because he has a higher IQ than our Baghdad Bob

Brock Robamney on May 31, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Just find it mildly humorous Ob retains a white boy for this post. Boy performs as expected. He, like the rest, well paid

Guaranteed one thing, part of the job description is the necessity to not be brilliant. The Pyramid in this organization is flat, including the bump on the log called Hillary

The brains of the organization are in a jar, in the back room, which is not to be confused with the situation room, which is for public consumption

entagor on May 31, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Valerie Jarrett will be gone by the end of the year.

The White House dogs, Bo and Sunny, will sneak out on the roof of Mitt Romney’s car.

Abandon ship.

MichaelGabriel on May 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Never happen. Jarrett IS the President, she’s been with Zero from the start in Chicago, she’ll NEVER give up the Presidency.

Zero would be -Zero without Jarrett. He might actually have to Work without Jarrett. She’ll be there until the end. The End of America, she’ll probably get a job with Hitlary in 2017.

Who is John Galt on May 31, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Why does “my” Government hate me? When did it start? Why should I care when a lier-in-a-list-of-thousands quits?

Whys does my “government” hate me? Why do they always lie?

Who is John Galt on May 31, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Maybe he’s seen some lies coming down the pike that even he can’t regurgitate.

virgo on June 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I am going to miss posing questions to my friend Jay Carney….and him not answering them.


PunditPete on June 1, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Jay Carney won’t feel the need to kick the dog anymore.

TimBuk3 on June 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

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