I’d Hate to See a Crappy Job

WH press secretary Jay Carney said — with a straight face — that Chuck Hagel did a “fine job” in his Senate hearings yesterday.  I’m never playing poker with Carney.

I think the strategy was for Hagel to take the blows and not argue.  Hagel has a reputation for being “prickly,” and I assume they decided it wasn’t smart to respond to the GOP pricks by being prickly.  So Hagel ended up looking weak and, frankly, not real bright.


John McCain has been among those in the GOP saying President Obama should dump Joe Biden.

Asked to comment today, White House press secretary Jay Carney had the perfect response:

“And while I appreciate, I have great admiration for and respect for and a long relationship with John McCain, but one place I would not go for advice on vice presidential running mates is to Senator McCain.”



They’re Feeling Good at the White House

Asked if President Obama had tried to get Donald Trump to endorse him, Jay Carney replied, “I’m not going to comb over that question.”

They’re obviously in a good mood at the White House, and why shouldn’t they be?  Mitt and the Donald just gave Obama a great ad for the general — Trump saying, “You’re fired,” interspersed with Mitt saying, “I like being able to fire people.”  In an election about jobs.