Politico’s Josh Gerstein canvassed some former White House press secretaries to get some unsolicited advice for Jay Carney, President Obama’s new mouthpiece. I like the piece because it gives you a good idea what would make a decent White House press secretary.
Of course, no one suggests giving honest answers to questions. A few press secretaries I’ve seen in the 14 years I’ve covered the place, most notably the late Tony Snow and Dana Perino, seemed to really try to do this during the briefings. Or at least they looked a little guilty when they had to mislead us.