During Monday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jay Carney took a retaliatory dig at Washington Post columnist George Will, who last week said he cannot take Carney seriously anymore.
“You know, it’s funny — I did see that,” Carney said. “It’s funny you raised it. I love the structure of the sentence. It’s very George Willian. But I have a lot of respect for George Will. I’ve been on the panel on ‘This Week’ with him many times in my previous life. I think he’s a very smart guy.”
“And despite the fact a few days before the election, he predicted a Romney landslide very confidently on television — 321-217 over the president built on a victory in Minnesota, which the president ended up winning by more than 7 percent, I will continue to take George Will seriously,” Carney added.
Will made the remark in question on Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Friday. (RELATED AUDIO: George Will blasts Carney)
“I will do many things for my country and my profession,” Will said. “I will not take seriously Mr. Carney.”