I suppose conservatives, libertarians, and other Obama critics are supposed to be grateful?
COMMENTARY • Opinion • ISSUE 49•26 • Jun 25, 2013
By Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
Well, it looks like we’re about ready. The reporters have taken their seats, the photographers have set up their equipment, and everyone in the briefing room is waiting for me, the White House press secretary, to walk up to the podium and address the American public’s most pressing questions. And all that means only one thing: It’s time for me to go out there in front of all those people, take a deep breath, and then completely lie to their faces for about an hour.
I’m looking forward to it. At this point, I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with my daily routine of standing in front of the nation’s media representatives, fielding their various inquiries regarding the administration’s position on the issues of the day, and then telling dozens and dozens of lies. Actually, it’s incredibly easy.
Good work catching up with the rest of us, kids. You could’ve published this piece, or something similar, at any point over the past 4+ years. Back then, though, it wasn’t trendy. It wasn’t cool. You would’ve been criticized for it.
But now it’s safe. Expected, even. Now, there’s nothing at all groundbreaking or surprising or even overly interesting about it.
Because it’s The Onion.