Carney Asked: Will Hillary Run?
Les Kinsolving is considered by many in the White House Briefing Room to be a crank. It seems to me the country would be better served if more of the press corps behaved like Les - eager to surprised and disrupt the normal flow of lies rather than to play a part in the dance of deception.
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."
Les is one of my earliest talk radio friends, but we haven't spoken in a few years. I think I'll give him a call.