Feb 25, 2011

Obama's Boy Wonder Press Secretary: Not ready for Prime Time

Jay Carney took over earlier this month as the President's chief spokesman. But he's way over his head.  Double talk, repetitive, clearly afraid to make a gaffe.  Even Green. Carney today announced there would be sanctions against Libya over the carnage at the hands of Moummar Gadhafi. He had no details and to reporter questions, just played escape and evade.  He comes across to me as a cardboard cutout of a Press Secretary.

Hard to believe he's a 20 year journalist!
In January 2011, Carney, who left Time magazine for Vice President Joseph Biden's office in 2008, was chosen to succeed Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary.

Carney once held one of the best journalism jobs in Washington. As the D.C. bureau chief for Time magazine, he enjoyed prime access to movers and shakers in the nation’s capital.

But perhaps reflecting the turbulent times for print media outlets, Carney left journalism in December 2008 to work as communications director for Vice President Biden. He wasn't the first high-profile journalist to join the Obama administration. At the time he joined the administration, Carney’s decision raised eyebrows and brought a new round of charges that the press was in the bag for Obama. But Carney told reporters he had accomplished what he hoped in his 20-year career at Time, and that he was looking for new challenges. --Wash Post

What was the O'man thinking?


Dream Chaser said...

Should have asked Jay . .

"And uh just who is it we are paying this interest to?"

Radioman KC said...

Should have asked Jay WHAT? I watched the white house corp asking him questions today and he sounded like a college sophomore.

Not everybody can think on their feet. He may be a great writer but he didn't handle himself there well and I think he'll be off the hotseat pretty fast.

Your second quote? I don't know what to make of the question. I think the Twitter generation is going to cause a lot of misunderstanding in this world.

Moreover saying "Nuts" was a fun Battle of the Bulge quote, but the General's audience, the Germans, had no idea what he was saying.

I've been watching a lot of press secretaries since Pierre Salinger... and this guy isn't suited for the job. Even Ron Nessen was better and he was working for a liar.