And the new White House press secretary (Obama's official mouthpiece) is...
Jay Carney, formerly of Time and more recently Veep Biden's communications director (not that anyone can ever really direct how Biden communicates).
And so? Well, whatever.
Carney's a polished mainstream media guy, smooth and telegenic, an inside-the-Beltway guy, and I'm sure he'll do a fine job spinning the latest White House messaging to a press corps that is hardly known for being tough. He's one of them, after all, and the relationship will hardly be all that adversarial. Both sides will play their parts, but they're all in on the charade.
Oh, and he's married to another insider, ABC's Claire Shipman. (It's all rather incestuous inside this exclusive club.)
Like I said. Whatever.