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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:57 PM
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MSNBC: AP reports Jay Carney will be new Press Secretary
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 04:01 PM by flpoljunkie
He is Biden's Communications Director.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:58 PM
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1. He was great in The Mask...
but Dumb and Dumber was awful.

Sid
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:06 PM
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4. Wasn't he in the Ernest Goes to...series?
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 12:39 AM
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13. No, he was the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Wait a minute,
he was the Grinch. Is that bad?
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:46 PM
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6. No, that's Jim Carrey. n/t
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:00 PM
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7. Oh, Sid, I'm so disappointed you dissed my favorite movie of his.
"Dumb & Dumber" is adorable!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:04 PM
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11. I thought it was hysterical!
:rofl:
"We got no food, no jobs... our PETS' HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!"
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:01 PM
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2. More from Huffpo...
Jay Carney is expected to be named White House Press Secretary "late afternoon or more likely Friday," CNN's Ed Henry tweets.

A source tells Henry that the job was "totally lined up" for Carney before Obama tapped Bill Daley as his new chief of staff, and that Daley proceeded to look at additional candidates, lengthening the process.

Carney is currently Vice President Joe Biden's communications director. He previously Washington Bureau Chief at Time magazine.

Current press secretary Robert Gibbs announced earlier in January that he would be leaving the White House.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/27/jay-carney-white-house-press-secretary_n_815019.html
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:03 PM
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3. Thanks n/t
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:36 PM
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5. He's held his own on the McLaughlin Group shout-fest. He should be pretty solid.
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displacedvermoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:15 PM
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8. McLaughlin Group and Time Magazine
Yes, he will fit in just perfectly.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:18 PM
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9. I like Carney.. I think he will do well.
:thumbsup:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:07 PM
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10. From Salon:
and fyi, Claire Shipman is his wife (former cnn talking head)

Obama taps former Time editor to replace Robert Gibbs as press secretary
The President has named Jay Carney, former Time editor, as the next White House press secretary
By BEN FELLER, Associated Press


Obama taps former Time reporter to replace Robert Gibbs as press secretary
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster


President Barack Obama has chosen Jay Carney, the communications chief to Vice President Joe Biden and a former Time magazine journalist, to be the next White House press secretary.

Carney, 45, will provide one of the most public faces of the White House as Obama's presidency pivots toward re-election. He replaces Robert Gibbs, who has also held an outsized presence as a counselor to Obama for the last several years.

In choosing Carney, Obama went with someone who is inside his circle yet also seen to understand the needs of the White House press corps as a former member of its ranks. Carney built his career as a reporter, covering the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for Time and rising to the position of the magazine's Washington bureau chief.

The decision was part of a package of new personnel changes at the White House. Obama's new chief of staff, Bill Daley, announced the changes in an e-mail to staff on Thursday, saying they would offer more clarity and coordination to Obama's operation.

"I look forward to working with all of you -- those in existing roles as well as those filling new roles -- in the weeks and months ahead," Daley wrote. "We have a great team."

more...

http://www.salon.com/news/white_house/index.html?story=/news/feature/2011/01/27/us_obama_white_house_shakeup
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:56 PM
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12. I like what I see so far...
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 10:57 PM by Clio the Leo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB4-OC1wbTE&playnext=1&list=PL8579124EC1EF3B50

Doesn't seem like the type who'll get run over by the juvenile BS that sometimes gets attempted in that room.
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