Jay Carney, the spokesman for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., will replace Robert Gibbs as the White House press secretary, the White House announced.
Mr. Carney, a former reporter for Time magazine and chief of its Washington bureau, will become the new, public face of the West Wing and the primary combatant with the Washington media. Mr. Gibbs is leaving the White House to become an outside adviser for President Obama as the 2012 election nears.
As John Cole points out, Carney is a typical inside-DC villager stooge. One stooge announcing things to other stooges. This should make the White House press briefings even less interesting, if that’s even possible.