“gibbs, what have you done with your hair?’

President Barack Obama talks with Press Secretary Jay Carney in the Oval Office, Feb. 17, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

10 Responses to ““gibbs, what have you done with your hair?’”

  1. 1 barb
    February 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaa, Chips, you are the greatest. BTW, Gibbs, what’s the secret to your diet? LOL

  2. 2 barb
    February 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I wasn’t sure where to put this so I’ll just post it here. This is part of a 2008 Times Magazine interview Jay Carney did with Senater McCain.

    Jay: There’s a theme that recurs in your books and your speeches, both about putting country first but also about honor. I wonder if you could define honor for us?

    McCain: Read it in my books.

    Jay: I’ve read your books.

    McCain: No, I’m not going to define it.

    Jay: But honor in politics?

    McCain: I defined it in five books. Read my books.

    Jay: …[Your] campaign today is more disciplined, more traditional, more aggressive. From your point of view, why the change?

    McCain: I will do as much as we possibly can do to provide as much access to the press as possible.

    Jay: But beyond the press, sir, just in terms of …

    McCain: I think we’re running a fine campaign, and this is where we are.

    Jay: Do you miss the old way of doing it?

    McCain: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • 3 Sue in Minnesota
      February 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      McCain…Jay, talk to the hand.

      And we should find McCain impressive…Why?

    • 4 EDP4BHO
      February 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      Gosh, that old man is such a bore. And to think some chose him over our oratorical genius President. Unbelievable.

    • 5 majii
      February 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      McCain received quite a bit of criticism from the media about the way he changed in dealing with its members. Before 2007, it was reported that McCain was much more open to the press and willing to discuss almost any topic. In 2008, he became even more wary of the press and gave interviews like the one you shared here, barb. I don’t think McCain liked the scrutiny he was receiving from the press when he set out to run for POTUS the second time. For years he’d been able to get away with odd behavior by using his POW status to his advantage, and he was able to mask how much of an angry man he really is, so when the press came knocking during the 2008 presidential campaign, he became more reclusive, often retreating to the back of his bus and letting his aides answer questions from the press. It was also reported that he stopped letting some members of the press ride with him on his bus where before, he had rolled out the red carpet. And, it couldn’t have helped having a loose cannon like Palin as part of his team, either. I believe that he was embarrassed at having her running on the ticket with him at the time, even though he never said anything negative about her.

      • 6 Sue in Minnesota
        February 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

        I’ld really like to know more about his POW experience. Somehow I don’t think what we have been presented is completely honest. Not to disparage his service, but I think it has been blown into heroic proportions to enhance a public persona. He impresses me as being very self-serving, and from what I’ve read, it is an attribute that he has long possessed. I guess I am somewhat dubious of the hero hype.

        • February 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

          McCain mystifies me, Sue. He is morally schizophrenic. I had endless admiration for him when he defended John Kerry at the time of the ‘Swift Boat’ attacks, and I thought he was quite magnificent here:

          But, at times, he has been as vile and vindictive as the worst of Teabaggers, so I still don’t know what to make of him. He is a very, very confused man.

          • 8 Sue in Minnesota
            February 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

            Do you wonder if he suffers from dementia, or some other age related degeneration? I sometimes wonder. Just thinking out loud. I hope not, but if not, it makes his vile and vengeful behavior more offensive and hard to excuse.

            • 9 Audrey
              February 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

              Dementia will not make him any more vile and vengeful if he were not already wired that way. Mccain is a very sorry person who has done many vile things to advance his political ambitions and his daughter appears to be following in his vile ways.

  3. 10 Dorothy Rissman
    February 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Jay seems a little more comfortable today. Still pretty nervous, but let’s be real those in the audience are just waiting to take him down. Stand strong Jay.

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