The Czar has often remarked that the worst job in politics right now is Press Secretary Jay Carneys. Think about it: each morning he gets up, puts on his suit and tie, and wonders what the hell hes going to get hit with today.
Maybe he will be asked to explain why the President completely contradicted himself from a few days before. Why then, you go with the The President has always said… routine, and you just repeat back the question.
This is risky, because a clever independent journalist could always make something up, and say Can you clarify why on Wednesday, the President said that Lake Okoboji is the deepest lake in the US, when yesterday he announced that Lake Wazzapamani is deeper? And of course, Mr. Carney will be twenty seconds into maintaining the President has always said that Lake Wazzapamani is deepest before he realizes he has been had.
And this could work. Because quite often, Mr. Carney is hearing some of the Presidents comments for the first time from the questioner. And who can sound coherent when that happens?
Take the very real time when an intrepid reporter asked what the difference is between a Bain Romney backing a company that ultimately failed and the President backing Solyndra. What follows is Mr. Carneys exact response:
There is the… the…difference in that your overall view of…what uh, your responsibilities are as President, and what your view of the economic future is, and.. and the President believes as hes made clear that… the Presidents responsibility is not just to… uh… those who win, but those who…in, for example, in a company where there have been layoffs, or a company thats gone bankrupted, it…you know, we have to, uh, make sure that… uh, those folks have… uh, the means to find other employment?
Seriously, this is why even a sociopath like Robert Gibbs walked off the job; even he couldnt take this any longer.