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    Default Jay Carney resigns as WH Press Secretary...

    Jay Carney is stepping down as White House Press Secretary over 'strain' on his family life, he announced today.

    In an unexpected move, President Obama called a press conference this afternoon to announced that Carney would be replaced by Josh Earnest.



    He served for the first two years of the Obama administration as spokesman for Vice President Biden.

    Carney, a former Time magazine correspondent, is married to ABC reporter Claire Shipman. The couple have two children — Hugo, an aspiring musician, and Della.
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    It must get tiring going up there and lying your ass off every day.

    That is why so few of them last very long at the position, it is the rare President who has only one.

    I know Carter and George H.W. Bush only had one each, but most Presidents have multiple.
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    There are times I almost feel bad for Carney. You can see he's out there selling bullshit and he knows it, and it seemed to be wearing on him. I was just talking about this last Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    There are times I almost feel bad for Carney. You can see he's out there selling bullshit and he knows it, and it seemed to be wearing on him. I was just talking about this last Friday.
    I'm sure the job is exhausting, but I doubt these people leave because of the bullshit. In fact, I would wager they LOVE the gamesmanship. Like a high-stakes game of chess. But they probably work like dogs, and there are certainly more lucrative and probably less stressful jobs for liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    I'm sure the job is exhausting, but I doubt these people leave because of the bullshit. In fact, I would wager they LOVE the gamesmanship. Like a high-stakes game of chess. But they probably work like dogs, and there are certainly more lucrative and probably less stressful jobs for liars.

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    I never got that from him, though it's not as if I watched every second of him out there. It just seemed like his heart wasn't in it. I'm probably wrong.

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    I learn more from watching Honey Boo Boo than a White House press briefing. Colossal waste of time.

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    This is so great. Not even Obama's own people can stand his lies and incompetence anymore. I couldn't imagine having to be the front lines for that a-hole of a president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I never got that from him, though it's not as if I watched every second of him out there. It just seemed like his heart wasn't in it. I'm probably wrong.
    I agree with you. He never looks like a happy camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I never got that from him, though it's not as if I watched every second of him out there. It just seemed like his heart wasn't in it. I'm probably wrong.
    It's equally possible I'm wrong, because I don't watch press conferences either. To me it's all just mental masturbation. But you take a job like that knowing you will have to lie. It's the first bullet in the job description. And answering a question with the actual answer to the question gets you the firing squad.

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