A CBS radio reporter sent White House press secretary Jay Carney, along with President Obama and Vice President Biden, to detention today. It’s called accountability, folks. Their crime: Mentioning the death of Osama bin Laden in speeches so often that it’s beginning to look like they’re using this for what experts call “political advantage.” If true, this would be… illegal… bad… something else… huh?
We’ve scanned thousands of pages in the Political Press Corps’ Almanac of Dumb Little Prissy Rules About Campaign Etiquette and still can’t find anything that says, “If your administration kills Osama bin Laden, you are not allowed to use this to your political advantage in the ensuing election.” Jay Carney doesn’t seem to have heard of this rule, either. Maybe they just forgot to include it? It will have to be added to the almanac, right now, and with a broader scope. “Presidential administrations are strictly prohibited from campaigning on popular things they’ve done” — that should cover it. Now let’s all fold our hands and pray for everyone to get along.