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The Jay Carney dodge-o-meter: Over 9,400 non-answers and counting

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By Doug Powers  •  June 21, 2013 10:53 AM

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“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a question.”Patches O’Houlihan, life coach to Jay Carney
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Somebody apparently had the unenviable task of watching all the press conferences Jay Carney has held since becoming President Obama’s media goalie and adding up the hem-haws. The result of the study? Carney has dodged over 9,400 questions — far fewer than I would have guessed:

A Yahoo News analysis of the 444 briefings that Carney has held since becoming White House press secretary has identified 13 distinct strains in the way he dodges a reporter’s question. Since Carney held his first daily briefing with reporters in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room on Feb. 16, 2011, for example, he’s used some variation of “I don’t have the answer” more than 1,900 times. In 1,383 cases he referred a question to someone else. But will he at least speculate on hypotheticals? No. In fact, he has refused to do so 525 times.

Here’s the full count, according to Yahoo:

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…and a partridge in a pear tree (which refers all questions to the two turtle doves).

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