Monday, August 29, 2011
Today’s White House press briefing got off to a bang when World Net Daily’s White House correspondent Lester Kinsolving asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Obama is “certain” Hillary Clinton won’t challenge Obama in 2012.
This comes after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Obama had moved too far right because he has no primary opponent to keep him inline.
Carney became pissy and said the White House is sure Clinton won’t challenge Obama, however he told Kinsolving “you’ll have to ask her.”
Here is the transcript of the exchange:
Lester Kinsolving: “Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders said, and this is a quote, “one of the reasons the president has moved so far to the right is there is no primary opposition to him.” And my question: Why is the president certain Hillary won’t run against him?”
Jay Carney: “You win the award for originality today.”
Kinsolving: “Thank you very much.”
Carney: “The president is focused not on any election, he’s focused right now on doing his job to grow the economy, create jobs, ensure Americans who are in the path of this hurricane are taken care of.
Kinsolving: “I understand. Why are you running away from this question? Can you guarantee, I mean, are you sure Hillary is not going to run.”
Carney: “You’ll have to ask her. We’re fairly confident — that we need to focus on the task at hand.”
I reported on August 8, 2011 and August 15, 2011 about the growing chatter among powerful, east coast, political power brokers calling on Hillary Clinton to challenge the increasingly hapless and unpopular President Obama in 2012.
Today’s Hillary Clinton question to Obama’s press secretary comes on the day that the Nitwit in the White House received his lowest job approval number yet. A paltry 38% approve of job Obama is doing as president.