Or, as it’s more commonly known in polite circles: “Press Secretary.” Via NPR:
Jay Carney, who fielded reporters’ tough questions for more than three years as White House press secretary, will resign.
President Obama interrupted the Friday media briefing to make the announcement.
“Jay’s had to wrestle with this decision for quite some time,” Obama said, announcing the move.
“Jay has become one of my closest friends,” he said.
Carney said he’d asked to leave in April and that he would depart officially in mid-June.
“It’s been an amazing experience. Just so fulfilling,” he said. “It’s been a privilege and it continues to be a privilege to serve.”
Josh Earnest, Carney’s deputy, who currently holds the title of White House special assistant to the president, will become the new press secretary.
Obama described Earnest as “a straight shooter and a great guy.”
In other words, meet the new boss – same as the old boss. I’m just wondering if Earnest will prove to be as much of an unconvincing liar, blathering mouthpiece, and ineffective front-man/spinmeister for the Obama White House as Carney was. Tweet of the Day on this via Ben Shapiro:
Jay Carney is such a habitual liar that I'm not going to believe he has resigned until he says he hasn't.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 30, 2014
Carney will exit his role as WH press secretary in mid-June.
Hat tip: Memeorandum