F-words and alliteration at the White House

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday appeared to be in a chipper mood.

Carney was naturally asked a lot of questions about President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address. Here’s our favorite exchange:


QUESTION: “Yes. Is the president frustrated? Is he flustered? Is he feeling feisty?”

CARNEY: “There’s a lot of alliteration happening here.”



QUESTION: “What is the state ...”

QUESTION: “Only F words?”

QUESTION: “Only F words.”

QUESTION: “Well, I’ll stop there, but...”



QUESTION: “... what’s his state of mind?”

CARNEY: “He is fantastically enthused.”



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