White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, had “Putin envy” after his office released a video accusing President Obama of being more willing to negotiate with the Russian leader than with the GOP on budget issues.
“The video, I thought, demonstrated a little bit of Putin envy,” Carney told reporters during his daily briefing.
Jay, Jay, Jay: leave the blue humor to professional New Media partisan hacks like myself. As a White House puppet-hack your job is to make your boss look good, or at least keep your boss from looking bad, or well, OK, minimizing just how bad your boss looks at any given moment*. Your boss doesn’t want to get the reputation of being a guy who makes dick jokes in public. It’s not Presidential.
Although, true: neither is Barack Obama. But we can at least pretend, for the next three years? – Because if I have to be stuck with your boss for that long I’d at least like a comforting illusion of maturity to get me through the bouts of extended blithering incompetence.
*This is true for every White House Press Secretary, not just Carney.