Friday, May 30, 2014

White House has " Spring Cleaning " ? May 30 , 2013 --- While the resignation of Veterans Administration Chief was probably long overdue , the sudden and unexpected resignation of Press Secretary Jay Carney is more surprising ( leaving in two weeks , not much lead time - no reason given for the sudden departure ! )

Obama's spokesman Jay Carney unexpectedly resigns

Published time: May 30, 2014 18:01
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)
United States President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that he’s accepted the resignation of White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Josh Earnest, the White House special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary, will assume Carney’s role, Obama said during a surprise appearance from the commander-in-chief during a scheduled briefing Friday afternoon.
“His name describes his demeanor,” Obama said of the incoming press secretary. “Josh is an earnest guy and you can’t find just a nicer individual.”
Carney, the 49-year-old former Moscow bureau chief for Time Magazine, told reporters after the president’s remarks that his last three-and-a-half years as the White House press secretary has been an “amazing experience” and “so fulfilling.”
Pres. Obama’s announcement came less than three hours after he confirmed during a separate press conference that morning that he had moments earlier accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the midst of a high-profile scandal that’s plagued the VA in recent weeks.
Josh Earnest (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Josh Earnest (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Carney is expected to stay press secretary through mid-June, and did not immediately disclose the reasoning behind his departure or his future plans.


Shinseki told Obama he did not want to be a distraction
Shinseki resigns over growing VA scandal
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by FOX NEWS MAY 30, 2014
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President Obama announced Friday that embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would take the fall for the rapidly growing scandal over veterans’ health care, accepting his resignation under pressure from members of both parties.
“A few minutes ago, Secretary Shinseki offered me his own resignation,” Obama said, after meeting with Shinseki at the White House. “With considerable regret, I accepted.”
The president announced that Shinseki would resign after he received an update on an internal review of the problems at the VA. The review showed the problems were not limited to just a few facilities, he said, adding: “It’s totally unacceptable. Our veterans deserve the best.”
He said Shinseki told him he did not want to be a distraction.
“I agree,” Obama said. “We don’t have time for distractions. We need to fix the problem.”
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WTF ??? Watch Carney's face ? I think he just vomited in his mouth ! Lol

‘Explosive’: Watch President Obama blow Jay Carney a goodbye kiss [video]

Posted at 12:40 am on May 31, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
As Twitchy reported, the impromptu farewell hug between President Obama and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was about as awkward as it could get — until the magic of slow motion made it exponentially more uncomfortable. Reaction ranged from “ick” to “ugh” — not that there’s anything wrong with that.