Wednesday, March 16, 2011

White House ad-libbing

So......what do you do when you are out of your depth and obviously clueless? You ad-lib. Which is precisely what White House press secretary Carney did when pressed for information concerning the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS: "What is going on over there right now? We have not heard the latest information from the NRC or the Japanese government and apparently there has been something that has happened in the last few hours."

CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: "Well, it is clearly a crisis. There is clearly --"

TAPPER: "-- what is specifically going on?"

CARNEY: "Again, I am standing here at the White House, I think you have reporters in Japan, you have reporters including ones here that could get the technical detailed information on what we know from the NRC, from the Department of Energy --"

"It's up to the media, not the government?" Tapper asked in response to Carney dismissing his question.

"No, no I just referred to government agencies that can provide technical information..." Carney responded.

And don't forget, this guy is only one example of how ill qualified many in this administration really are. The cracks in the facade are widening by the day. From Leon Panetta at CIA, to national security adviser James Clapper, to Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security, to the surgeon general Regina Benjamin, this administration is like a really bad episode of M.A.S.H.

I believe the only two people in the administration with a clue are Robert Gates at defense and Hillary Clinton at state. The rest of them are literally glaringly incompetent IMO.

I have to say it, but Jay Carney looks like he is in the land of the lost every time that he opens his mouth. I certainly don't miss Robert Gibbs? But damn! This guy Carney makes Gibbs look like a Rhodes scholar.

And aside from that? Carney still reminds me of Harry Potter......

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