Laser-like focus: White House press secretary all about Boo-gate today!/CuffyMeh/status/217651250261532675

Srsly. He is.

It appears that White House press secretary Jay Carney is not prepared to let Boo-gate fizzle out on its own. Like President Obama, he’s got laser-like focus on the issues that truly matter to the American people.

Jay Carney is officially worse than Robert Gibbs. Spin a baseball story?! #headdesk @PressSec

— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) June 26, 2012

Carney told reporters that President Obama was most certainly not booed when he joked about infielder Kevin Youkilis being traded to the Chicago White Sox at a Monday fundraiser. He insisted they “were saying ‘Yoooook and not Booo’ for God’s sake.”

Telling that @PressSec freaks the eff out at the mere idea that POTUS got booed.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) June 26, 2012

The spin continued on Twitter where he argued with BuzzFeed reporter Zeke Miller.

. @ZekeJMiller Excellent WH stenos not members of Red Sox Nation. To untrained ear "Yoooouk!" and "Boooo!" sound alike. Crowd said both.

— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) June 26, 2012

Apparently, much like Obama, no one will let Carney be clear. So he continued:

Let's be clear: POTUS, a proud ChiSox fan, thanked Boston crowd for Youk. Some booed. Others, like me, cried "Yoooouk!" in sad memoriam.

— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) June 26, 2012

As Twitchy pointed out earlier today:

@PressSec @ZekeJMiller the POTUS acknowledged in the speech that he was getting booed…

— Crane Milk Willy (@PrestonSmithAZ) June 26, 2012

The official White House transcript disagrees with Carney as well.

UPDATE: The official White House transcript says Obama was booed: cc: @presssec

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 26, 2012

Whether Obama was getting booed or Youked, Carney’s latest rendition of “SQUIRREL!” merited a sound mocking, courtesy of the Twitterverse.

BTW, @PressSec U say "YOOOOK! YOOOOOK! YOOOOOK!" I say "Yuk!Yuk!Yuk!" (ah, the dizzying spinage….)

— robert (@ProgressiveAle) June 26, 2012

@PressSec @ZekeJMiller It's amazing how you can stand there and say such a thing. The castle is crumbling, eh royal scribe?

— Ryan J. Croft (@RyanJCroft) June 26, 2012

@BrandonKiser @presssec You don't understand;the booings are impacting the Pres. self esteem. He can't tell us how to live if he feels bad.

— The Chad (@jackson_chad) June 26, 2012

You guys! @PressSec knows at least three Hilary Youk's. #boo

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) June 26, 2012


Carney Convinces Obama Red Sox Fans Weren't Saying 'Boo' #BooUrns

— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) June 26, 2012


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