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  1. Roberto Member
    Roberto
    @Roberto

    Now that is quite the surprise at least to myself, was anyone anticipating this?

    Hmm… abandoning a sinking ship perhaps?

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  2. user_1029039 Inactive
    user_1029039
    @JasonRudert

    Salvatore Padula: What are your favorite Carney moments?

    Salvatore Padula: Jay Carney has announced his resignation.

     There.

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  3. user_653084 Inactive
    user_653084
    @SalvatorePadula

    Roberto:

    Now that is quite the surprise at least to myself, was anyone anticipating this?

    Hmm… abandoning a sinking ship perhaps?

     I think he’s probably wanted to go for a while. The specific timing seems designed to diminish the coverage of Shinseki’s resignation.

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  4. PHCheese Inactive
    PHCheese
    @PHCheese

    It has been rumored for about a month, as for Jay’s best moment, let me thing for a minute . 504 error. 504 error.

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  5. Albert Arthur Coolidge
    Albert Arthur
    @AlbertArthur

    Wow, and it’s not even the Friday of a holiday weekend.

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  6. Albert Arthur Coolidge
    Albert Arthur
    @AlbertArthur

    Don’t all things come in threes?

    *Stares at John Kerry*

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  7. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    This paragraph from the WSJ story about it may reveal more than it intends:

    The president called Mr. Carney one of his closest friends, noting that the former reporter who joined the Obama administration in 2009 had been on his team “since day one.” Mr. Carney left his job as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief to join the administration as communications director for Vice President Joe Biden.

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  8. DrewInWisconsin Member
    DrewInWisconsin
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Looks like sometimes even he gets tired of himself.

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  9. Whiskey Sam Inactive
    Whiskey Sam
    @WhiskeySam

    “There are no American infidels in Baghdad.  Never!”

    Oh, sorry, wrong corrupt regime’s mouthpiece.

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  10. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    Carney’s replacement has an oddly apt name for someone who has to tell fibs with the utmost sincerity: Josh Earnest.

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  11. user_353507 Member
    user_353507
    @RonSelander

    Why do I have the feeling that the next one will be just as pathetic?

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  12. Roberto Member
    Roberto
    @Roberto

    Ron Selander:

    Why do I have the feeling that the next one will be just as pathetic?

    Well Carney certainly set the bar pretty high but let’s give the new guy a chance, it’s certainly theoretically possible that he can exceed his predecessor in venality.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Ron Selander:

    Why do I have the feeling that the next one will be just as pathetic?

     The general rule for the Obama Administration is the replacement is even more inept than the previous occupant.  Which means that Kerry’s job is about as safe as it can be, assuming they don’t make Hagel SecDef and King Cookie Pusher.

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  14. user_358258 Member
    user_358258
    @RandyWebster

    In a sane world, where would he find a job?  Who wants an employee who lies for a living?

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  15. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    When I read the post, the first thing that came to mind was what Jason wrote above, this very moment. Carney is a great reminder for me of the description of “carnie” in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange land. Using the excuse that it was his job to say what he said does not excuse the stream of drivel and lies that poured out of him almost daily. No one with any integrity would do what he did,  and, for sure, his replacement will be just as bad or worse.

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  16. douglaswatt25@yahoo.com Moderator
    douglaswatt25@yahoo.com
    @DougWatt

    Salvatore
    Jay Carney has announced his resignation as White House Press Secretary. What are your favorite Carney moments?

    Other than today, none that I can think of.

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  17. rico Inactive
    rico
    @rico

    There once was a liar named Jay
    and a Gen’ral who “led” the VA.
    Though one was adored,
    and the other ignored,
    Their boss cut them loose the same day.

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  18. Carey J. Inactive
    Carey J.
    @CareyJ

    My favorite Carney moment.

    Oh, wait. You meant Jay Carney? To paraphrase Shakespeare, nothing so became his tenure as White House Press Secretary like the leaving it.

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  19. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    It’s OK… he’s already found work.
    Jay

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  20. WI Con Member
    WI Con
    @WICon

    Could this be related by any chance to the CIA Chief in Afghanistan leak?

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Albert Arthur:

    Don’t all things come in threes?

    *Stares at John Kerry*

    Eric Holder? No, wait. A replacement worse than Holder would be catastrophic. Best to stay with the devil we know.

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  22. user_2967 Inactive
    user_2967
    @MatthewGilley

    I don’t believe a thing Jay Carney says; hence, he must still be the press secretary.

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  23. profdlp Inactive
    profdlp
    @profdlp

    James Lileks:

    Carney’s replacement has an oddly apt name for someone who has to tell fibs with the utmost sincerity: Josh Earnest.

     Seriously?  No foolin’?

    (Let’s see who gets it.)

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  24. Autistic License Thatcher
    Autistic License
    @AutisticLicense

    Randy Webster:

    In a sane world, where would he find a job? Who wants an employee who lies for a living?

     The New York Times?

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  25. user_554634 Moderator
    user_554634
    @MikeRapkoch

    Randy Webster:

    In a sane world, where would he find a job? Who wants an employee who lies for a living?

     MSNBC

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  26. user_358258 Member
    user_358258
    @RandyWebster

    Mike Rapkoch:

    Randy Webster:

    In a sane world, where would he find a job? Who wants an employee who lies for a living?

    MSNBC

     I feel like such an idiot for overlooking the obvious.

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  27. Larry3435 Member
    Larry3435
    @Larry3435

    Randy Webster:

    In a sane world, where would he find a job? Who wants an employee who lies for a living?

     Ummmm, he works in the worlds of media and politics.  I’m not sure the people in those worlds know there even are employees who don’t lie for a living.

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  28. Frederick Key Inactive
    Frederick Key
    @FrederickKey

    My favorite thing was the book he’s going to write in a few years, provided his desire to prove that nothing was his fault trumps his desire to pretend there was nothing wrong.

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  29. Icahnoclast Inactive
    Icahnoclast
    @Icahnoclast

    1) The tearful resignation speech when he gave up his paper route to accept the WH position.

    2) Obama’s brilliant speech (Aren’t they all?) congratulating him on achieving puberty.

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