Like Tony Snow, press secretary under the most recent President Bush, Obama's new press secretary is a former journalist. Can someone like this really be a loyal member of the president's team? Doesn't he still need to worry about getting his next job (since no one lasts in this position for more than a few years), and be careful not to offend his friends in the media?
Mike McCurry, who had the job during the Lewinsky scandal, once said that it involved "telling the truth slowly." Let's see if Carney agrees with that ethos.