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Peter Morici: Obama Will Replace Carney With 'Someone Like Him'

Friday, 30 May 2014 06:30 PM

Do not expect big changes in how the White House press office is run now that Press Secretary Jay Carney has resigned, says economist Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland.

"They're just going to replace him with someone like him. They just manufacture people like this in America's colleges and universities,'' Morici told "the Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I can take you to the University of Maryland and probably in a half hour come up with ten substitutes for Jay Carney.''

Morici's comments came during a Newsmax panel discussion with C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker.

"I’ll miss the comic relief.... I would watch Jay Carney's performance and I would just wonder how does this guy [can] live with himself at night?'' Wright said of Carney's press briefings.

"He was just a shameless sycophant and maybe I'm being a little harsh because he looks so boyish or whatever.

"It was just incredible what he would say with a straight face about all the Obama scandals, about the economy, about everything.''

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The panel also delved into Politico's leak of 34 pages of Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir — material that focuses the Benghazi attack in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.

The former Secretary of State writes in "Hard Choices,'' which will be published next month: "Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country...."

"It's interesting that she spent 34 pages on it. Again, just like the Clintons have always done, they want to point to the motivations of those who are questioning them,'' Wright said.

Morici said he believes Clinton's message on Benghazi is, "I don't want to talk about it. This is embarrassing to me, so I don't want to talk about it.''

"And she's in a position because of the stature she enjoys with women,'' Morici said.

"To make the kind of statement she just made and skate. They'll vote for her anyway.''

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