So Jay Carney stepped down today (awwwwwwww) to be replaced by Josh Earnest (ewwwwww).
This is old news by now, but it’s about the only thing that happened today – other than Gen. Shinseki resigning – which we all knew was going to happen – but apparently he didn’t know.
So one spokes liar is replaced by another spokes liar. And the General who was telling everyone yesterday that he was sticking around is now gone.
Someone has already blamed the Koch brothers for this turn of events (and shockingly it isn’t Dingy Harry.)
Bret Baier covered the resignations tonight on Special Report:
White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler made note of the “rocky relationship” Carney had with some of the reporters.
Carney, 49, began as press secretary in February 2011 after working in the thankless job of spokesman for Vice President Joe Biden since the start of the Obama administration.
His term as press secretary has been characterized by a fairly rocky relationship with the press and accusations from many quarters that the White House was failing to live up to promises of transparency, including this week when the White House failed to reveal a lunch between Obama and Hillary Clinton. This even though Carney himself worked for years as a reporter himself, including as Washington bureau chief for Time Magazine.
Earnest has a smoother relationship with many reporters, though his ties to the press will be tested by demands his new, high-profile role.
Earnest will probably find his smoother relationship wane – now that he”ll be the head flack spewing the Regime’s often ridonculous spin.
Buzzfeed; Breakdown Of The Most Awkward Hug In White House History (Glad I wasn’t the only one who found it horribly awkward)