The PJ Tatler

Telegraph: 'For the public face of the White House to be someone so lacking in gravitas is a PR disaster.'

No kidding.

Oh, you weren’t talking about the president, but just his press secretary? My bad.

The White House press operation should be a well-oiled machine – and under Carney’s predecessor, Robert Gibbs, it sometimes gave the impression of being just that. But with Carney at the helm, it is more like that of a rinky-dink City Hall somewhere in the Deep South. One colleague described Carney’s rabbit-in-the-headlights performance as “sub-Whitehall” – worse, even, than that of a lone British civil servant with a cellphone and a laptop in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Anyone want to start a pool on how long we go until Carney gets skidmarks on his back?