Look who's mocking Obama's 'transparency'

Jay Carney’s descent to laughingstock status spokes-evader of the Obama administration may be eclipsed in rapidity by his ironically-named successor Josh Earnest. The evasions from the White House pressroom podium have gotten so ridiculous that even the left media can’t contain their scorn. From the Huffington Post:

White House press secretaries try their best to avoid answering questions without looking evasive. The Obama administration, despite pledges to be more open, is no different.

Just Google the words "Robert Gibbs Dodges Question" and you will get a host of different YouTube moments. Jay Carney was so deft at not offering answers that Yahoo started calculating all his different forms of avoidance. The site stopped collecting themwhen it had 9,486 examples in 13 categories.

The latest occupant of the press secretary post, Josh Earnest, is different in one major regard. While he, too, is an expert at the art of evasion, he has perfected just a single method to dodge questions. Since he took over the job in June, Earnest has settled on a simple alternative to the "no comment" -- the "I'm not in a position" to talk about it.

Sometimes it's used for obvious reasons, such as when discussing sensitive operations in Iraq. Other times, the public is left wondering how he could possibly not be in such a position.

Either way, it has quickly become his new favorite phrase. The Huffington Post found 100 examples of him saying it already.

Go to HuffPo to see the video compilation.

Barack Obama is destroying the careers of those who serve him. The extent of the damage is only beginning to come clear, and among those waking up is Hillary Clinton.

Jay Carney’s descent to laughingstock status spokes-evader of the Obama administration may be eclipsed in rapidity by his ironically-named successor Josh Earnest. The evasions from the White House pressroom podium have gotten so ridiculous that even the left media can’t contain their scorn. From the Huffington Post:

White House press secretaries try their best to avoid answering questions without looking evasive. The Obama administration, despite pledges to be more open, is no different.

Just Google the words "Robert Gibbs Dodges Question" and you will get a host of different YouTube moments. Jay Carney was so deft at not offering answers that Yahoo started calculating all his different forms of avoidance. The site stopped collecting themwhen it had 9,486 examples in 13 categories.

The latest occupant of the press secretary post, Josh Earnest, is different in one major regard. While he, too, is an expert at the art of evasion, he has perfected just a single method to dodge questions. Since he took over the job in June, Earnest has settled on a simple alternative to the "no comment" -- the "I'm not in a position" to talk about it.

Sometimes it's used for obvious reasons, such as when discussing sensitive operations in Iraq. Other times, the public is left wondering how he could possibly not be in such a position.

Either way, it has quickly become his new favorite phrase. The Huffington Post found 100 examples of him saying it already.

Go to HuffPo to see the video compilation.

Barack Obama is destroying the careers of those who serve him. The extent of the damage is only beginning to come clear, and among those waking up is Hillary Clinton.