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Sec. Eric Shinseki and Press Secretary Jay Carney resign (VIDEO)


President Obama announces Shinseki resignation

President Obama made a statement to the press and announced the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. Meet Sloan Gibson, Shinseki’s replacement at the VA. The new appointee is the Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary. He will serve as temporary head of the VA until he decides on a permanent replacement for Eric Shinseki.

Following his remarks, he popped in again to announce Press Secretary Jay Carney's resignation. Carney will be replaced by Josh Earnest.

According to MSNBC, this announcement came as a complete surprise. President Obama said of Josh Earnest,"His name describes his demeanor. Josh is an earnest guy, you can't find a nicer individual."

The video includes both the president's remarks and Jay Carney's.

More from the president:

"Jay has become one of my closest friends and is a great press secretary and a great adviser. He has good judgement, good temperament and he's got a good heart. I'm gonna miss him a lot."

And from Carney:

"It's an important interaction that takes place here. 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."


Join the Carney Carny


Who doesn't love going to a circus, a fair or a carnival. They're always so much fun. But lately, there seems to be less fun for one Carney -- Jay Carney. The White House Press Secretary is starting to show signs of cracking. Once a capable crowd control, message focused guy, he's gotten into a couple of skirmishes lately that I think signal he won't be around much longer. It's one thing to get into it with Joe Scarborough. He's crazy to start with and he gets paid to make inflammatory statements. He loves to shout and a good press secretary should know how to stay above that raucous behavior.  But he didn't:

Then a day later, Carney gets into it with, of all people, a high school student. Demeaning, condescending would work if it was with the network press, but copping an attitude, and basically calling a kid's question ridiculous and demeaning him is somewhat of a bully's actions. Judge for yourself:

The cracks in the dam are starting to show. How much longer before the structure is so compromised that is has to be replaced?


Lindsey Graham is ruining all of Issa's fun: "No evidence" IRS targeting directed from White House


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Yesterday I posted a video: Pres. Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney is a “paid liar,” said Darrell Issa the paid liar. Issa gets very turned on by the very word "scandal," except when it applies to his own activities. But when the word "Democrat" is juxtaposed to "scandal," well, let's just say it's like his own Very Special Viagra Moment. But check out that post to see what Issa himself has been up to over the years.

Unfortunately, for ol' Darrell, his scandal slide whistle sounds a little something like this today:

He may have to scurry back to his dwindling Benghazi repertoire.

The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday said he had seen “no evidence” that the White House ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

"I don't believe this was something thought up in the Cincinnati office, but I have no evidence it goes to the White House,” Graham said in an interview on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends.”

Wait, what? Little Linds told the truth?

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Video- Joe Scarborough Slams Issa For Calling Jay Carney A ‘Paid Liar’: ‘You Can’t Say Things Like This’