Beleaguered White House press secretary Jay Carney (pictured) has been kept on the defensive as he continues his almost comical daily exercise in scandal avoidance.
The most ghastly of them all was the one on which he was forced to acknowledge that more White House officials than previously disclosed knew about the Treasury inspector general’s IRS report, and that the information was far more substantive than the simple “heads up” Carney had said it was.
“Are you going to ask me about Myanmar?” Carney joked Monday as yet another White House reporter teed up a question about one of the various scandals swirling about the administration. (The leader of Myanmar was to meet with President Obama later in the day).
But it’s no joking matter!
Carney is trying anything to move attention away from a White House swirling in scandals.