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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters about Obamacare from the briefing room of the White House in Washington Sept. 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters about Obamacare from the briefing room of the White House in Washington Sept. 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)  

White House disavows White House quote celebrating government shutdown

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was left playing damage control Friday after a “senior administration official” told The Wall Street Journal that the administration doesn’t care how long the government shutdown continues.

“We are winning,” the unnamed official told the Journal. “It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result,” the official said.

“This is absurd,” Carney tweeted Friday, after political observers noted the callousness of the administration’s supposed position. “POTUS wants the shutdown to end NOW. Speaker can do that NOW by putting a clean CR to a vote.”

“We utterly disavow idea WH doesn’t care when it ends. House should act now, no strings attached,” he added.

Reporters and bloggers were quick to note the irony of the White House press secretary rejecting a statement by a “senior administration official.”

 

 

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