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    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jay Carney became the news instead of just delivering it Friday, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly interrupted the daily media briefing to announce Carney's resignation after three and a half years as his primary spokesman.
    Obama said it was "bittersweet" to see his friend Carney step down and announced that principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take over the job. Carney said the transition will take place around mid-June, but Earnest will take his place traveling next week on Obama's trip to Europe.
    Carney brought rare but practical experience to the job as a former reporter who once covered the White House for Time magazine. He left journalism to become communications director for Vice President Joe Biden and subsequently moved over to serve as Obama's press secretary in 2011
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    White House press secretary Jay Carney closes his briefing book as President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit …

    "He comes to this place with a reporter's perspective," Obama told reporters after interrupting Carney midsentence as he responded to a question on Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room. "That's why, believe it or not, I think he will miss hanging out with you."A key component of a White House press secretary's job is to regularly joust with reporters in an intense question-and-answer session. Obama said he is putting the "flak jacket" for dealing with the press on another friend in Earnest, who has worked with Obama since he was his communications director for the Iowa caucuses in the 2008 campaign.
    The affable Earnest is well-liked within the White House press corps, and is seen as helpful. Reporters applauded the announcement. Earnest is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and Obama noted he still roots for the hometown baseball team, the Royals, as the son of an athletic coach.
    "As you know, his name describes his demeanor," Obama said. "Josh is an earnest guy and you can't find just a nicer individual even outside of Washington."
    Obama also teased Earnest for providing the "golden voice and dulcet tones" as narrator of West Wing Week, a recap of White House events that can be seen on YouTube or the White House website. Earnest, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Treasury Department official Natalie Wyeth Earnest, told reporters he's "grateful and excited and relishes the opportunity to spend the next couple of years with you."
    Earnest, 39, regularly conducts the briefing at the White House or aboard Air Force One when Carney is absent. He has been deeply involved in negotiations with the press corps over access to the president.
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    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, right, listens as Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, left, …

    It was Obama's second appearance in the briefing room Friday to announce a resignation, the first being under much more somber circumstances as Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki left under pressure due to widespread problems plaguing the agency's health care system. Obama said Carney's job has put a strain on his family and the press secretary told him in April that he's been wrestling with the decision whether to leave for some time.Carney said he's made no decision yet on his next step but plans to take the summer off before starting a new job. He ruled out rumors that he would serve as ambassador to Russia, after having covered the collapse of the Soviet Empire for Time. He said his wife, ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman, and two children wouldn't welcome such a move.
    Carney, who celebrated his 49th birthday last week, expressed his appreciation for working at the White House for more than five years, even though he says being press secretary is not easy.
    "It's an important interaction that takes place here," Carney said. "It's not always pretty. It could certainly be better. But to be a part of it is an honor and a joy for me. And no matter how tough the briefing is, I walk out of here having been glad to stand here."
    Obama said that Carney had demonstrated good judgment and temperament and said he will continue to rely on his advice from outside the West Wing. The two men embraced before Obama made his exit.


    Guess the lying got to be too much for him. So long you disgrace of a liar!
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    I'm sure he will end up somewhere else on the Obama administration.
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    Communications director for Biden, then WH press secretary.
    Talk about being a masocist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Communications director for Biden, then WH press secretary.
    Talk about being a masocist.
    Haha That made me laugh. Yeah, He will probably be the spokesperson for the VA next.
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    Default Bye Bye Jay............

    Next stop........... 6 figures @ MSNBC
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    I wonder if anyone saw the awkward hug between Obummer and Carney at his departure announcement. Carney ended up kissing Obummer's shoulder. It was so awkward even I was embarrassed for Carney..., well not really

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    Well I think we all know why Carney left. I don't think he could think of a way to explain this five terrorists for one traitor deal.
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    I'm quite sure he could explain it , someone needs to Suopena him and make him spill his guts on everything he knows , now that he's not under obangyas slave union anymore
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    I thought he quit?
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    Heard he's already got a book deal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shueman View Post
    Heard he's already got a book deal...
    I heard you already pre- ordered...hardcover, signed collector edition.

    In all fairness, Carney is easily the hardest working man on the Hill.
    Talk about "flexible morals".

    Imagine waking up every morning and knowing what you would be required to do to pay the mortgage.
    Only Juan Williams comes close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaddogg 4040 View Post
    I wonder if anyone saw the awkward hug between Obummer and Carney at his departure announcement. Carney ended up kissing Obummer's shoulder. It was so awkward even I was embarrassed for Carney..., well not really

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    I'm sure it was embarrassing feeling zeros hard on for him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shueman View Post
    Heard he's already got a book deal...
    So, since you're still around this section, care to share your spin on Obama and his VA bullshit. How are you going to try and drag Romney into that cesspool? Or maybe take a shot at the 5 for 1 swap your hero just pulled of, illegally, for an Army deserter. Didn't he tell Romney in their debate that the 80's wanted their foreign affairs policy back? Apparently Obama isn't much of a history student. He must have missed how well that worked out for Regan, and how Regan felt negotiating with Iran was the biggest mistake of his presidency.
    How about IRS, Hilary's lies on Benghazi, the booming economy, anything.....anything...... well??????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I heard you already pre- ordered...hardcover, signed collector edition.

    In all fairness, Carney is easily the hardest working man on the Hill.
    Talk about "flexible morals".

    Imagine waking up every morning and knowing what you would be required to do to pay the mortgage.
    Only Juan Williams comes close.
    Juan Williams OMG!! I can't stand that fool. Talk about being a Democrat party colon inspector!
    I heard that idiot makes 3 million a year as a "contributor". Are you fucking kidding me!
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