Oh please. Somebody get me out of Washington. Does anyone have a room for rent in Nebraska?
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Monday showcased one typical Washington way not to answer a question: Profess ignorance.
He employed the tactic Monday when asked if Education Secretary Arne Duncan was appropriate in invoking race when he sneered at “white suburban moms” for complaining about the Common Core education standards.
I haven’t talked to the president about this issue and I haven’t seen Arne’s full comments.
Hasn’t seen his full comments? You mean like, since Duncan took office?
Anyway, Carney then immediately belied his own assertion by obviously reading a prepared response:
But if his point was that we need to be honest with kids and parents about whether we’re providing the skills they need to succeed, I think we can all agree on that.
If his point was? The White House doesn’t have Arne’s phone number to find out his address? His email account? Is the White House friends with him on Facebook at least?
So Carney knew enough to generate some spin, but not to answer the question. Got it.