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  1. Yeah, well I can speak a short hand sign language too: Look! Just one finger is raised! Does that make me a constitutional law professor?

    (further contemplation)

    Shorthand: that’s probably what that other judge was speaking too, when he demanded that three page position paper from Justice.

    (further contemplation)

    Y’know, I think he just said that ordinary people are too stupid to understand plain English, which is what his short hand sounded like to me.

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — April 5, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

  2. I caught his gist the first time.

    The mask seems to slip with alarming frequency lately.

    Comment by Spin — April 6, 2012 @ 1:17 am

  3. “I’m not a crook, I’m not a commie, I am a Cristian.” If you haft to say it.. Just saying. If he needs to have someone tell “the little people” what he meant maybe there is something more to it. Like Obobo did not clearly understand when “We the people” told him NO! to his bolshevik.

    Comment by SherryM — April 6, 2012 @ 1:43 am

  4. It would take about the same amount of time to say it in longhand if he would just skip the “uhs” and pauses between every other word.

    Comment by Freddie Sykes — April 6, 2012 @ 4:11 am

  5. We are unworthy.
    Since he cannot possibly have misspoke,
    it is we who are at fault for not understanding.
    Yes, it must be so.
    Why… why didn’t we see it?
    We are sooo unworthy.

    Well, either that, or he’s a total jackass.

    Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — April 6, 2012 @ 5:51 am

  6. The White House Press secretary and the press room have become a stage setting for a *Cartoon Show*.

    For those of us who are now at a “distinguished age”, this example will ring true:
    Carney is on stage, wearing a cowboy outfit (sans: hat…). His face has been painted with freckles. He has strings attached to his head, hands and feet. Just offstage next to him is Attorney General Holder, also in a cowboy outfit (with hat…) and is referred to as “Cowboy Eric”. In front of the stage are all the reporters, in what is referred to as the “Peanut Gallery”.

    Yesterday, Carney told the Peanut Gallery that OBoBo had said, “FUCK the Supreme Court!” The reporters dutifully reported it. Which set off a torrent of negative press for OBoBo!!

    Soooo, on today`s cartoon show, Carney and Cowboy Eric have a conversation about it (…with Carney dancing up and down and waving his hands…) Cowboy Eric says to Howdy Carney, “Explain to the Peanut Gallery what the president meant, okay?” Carney than says that OBoBo used ****shorthand**** talk as a law professor, but what he really meant was
    “Follow Unconditionally Court Knowledge of the supreme court!”

    The Peanut Gallery reporters all cheer, clap and happily file their reports…

    Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — April 6, 2012 @ 6:12 am

  7. Of COURSE!

    He just spoke in shorthand. No WONDER everybody (including lawyers, judges, paralegals, etc) misunderstood.

    He is tho thmart!

    Comment by Paladin — April 6, 2012 @ 7:12 am

  8. Carney, of course, speaks fluent bullshit.

    Comment by mojo — April 6, 2012 @ 7:31 am

  9. I didn’t know Carney’s had Clowns?

    Comment by Shivas Irons — April 6, 2012 @ 7:38 am

  10. Head spinning a la Linda Blair. It explains so much.

    Comment by Fr. Erik J Richtsteig — April 6, 2012 @ 7:39 am

  11. Jay Carney tries explaining it again, more clearly.

    Comment by Stilton — April 6, 2012 @ 7:40 am

  12. The guy is such a jack off.

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    Comment by Melissa In Texas — April 6, 2012 @ 8:08 am

  13. Melissa!!!! You’re a bad girl!! Shame on you—-and me– for LMAO!!!

    Comment by geezerette — April 6, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  14. He clearly borrowed Moochelle’s package for the model…
    I saw that yesterday and damn near fell outta my chair, I was laughing so hard.

    Comment by Melissa In Texas — April 6, 2012 @ 8:17 am

  15. And I don’t think shorthand is, y’know, pronounceable.

    Comment by mojo — April 6, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  16. Professor Senior Lecturer [96-04 during which time he taught three courses per year]

    Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track.*

    “Shorthand” “Dog Whistle” … just keepin track, here, Boss…

    Comment by Claire: barbarian, etc — April 6, 2012 @ 9:05 am

  17. Not understood because he is a law professor.

    Something wrong with that profession, then. Must be hard to teach people if you are tough to understand.

    Comment by PeggyU — April 6, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  18. Melissa would that have something to do with his short hand? Or does it matter which hand he uses?

    Comment by geezerette — April 6, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

  19. That’s surely a testament to Obama’s brilliance. I mean, he actually knew about Lochner[*].

    I always wondered what happened to Baghdad Bob. He’s resurfaced as Jay Carney.

    “… because he is a law professor …”

    I don’t think so. Right now he’s trying to hold down the Presidency, and he’s not likely to give classes. Here’s a howler:

    “… March 30, 2007 , fundraiser when he said, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president [Bush] I actually respect the Constitution.”

    I’ll give him a mulligan on that one, and consider “professor” as merely a humorous title, like Jerry Colonna on the Bob Hope show.

    [*] Lochner v New York was a 1905 case, and has very little to do with the current case.

    Comment by ZZMike — April 6, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  20. Must be hard to teach people if you are tough to understand.

    — PeggyU

    That was awesome :)
    ( must be why we never hear from his former students )

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 6, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  21. merely apply the magic “shorthand” qualifier, throw in the “law professor” imprimatur, and voila, problem solved.

    Next question.

    Comment by snap-e-tom — April 6, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

  22. He spoke in shorthand…which would be fine, if he’d think in longhand.

    And I don’t get it – why do they keep leaving Jay’s surname (Barker) off after ‘Carney’?

    Comment by The Watcher — April 6, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

  23. B-But proof by intimidation works on his minions. . . .

    Comment by mech — April 6, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

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