Carney’s ‘hipster’ glasses no more
Carney's new frames (left) met a tragic ending over the weekend. (Getty Images)
September 12th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

Carney’s ‘hipster’ glasses no more

White House press secretary Jay Carney’s self-described “retro-nerdy” eye-glass frames are sadly a thing of the past, likely crushed to pieces on some unfortunate Washington-area road over the weekend.

The sad news was delivered by Carney himself Monday during the White House briefing. Reporters noticed Carney was wearing his more conventional glasses after two weeks of sporting the Clark Kent-esque frames that some journalists remarked made him look like a “hipster”

“I am so mad about this. I lost my glasses,” Carney said Monday. “I was buying my son a bike for his birthday. I think when I was taking it off the bike rack at home I had my sunglasses on and the other ones, and I think I put them on the bumper and then drove off.”

“I take full responsibility for the regrettable action that resulted in the loss of my fancy new glasses,” he added.

Carney also said he would try to “rustle the money together” for another new pair of frames because his prescription is out of date. No word if he’ll go for the same look again.

Topics: Jay Carney

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Drogo, who bit the dust

    This is certainly compelling news.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  2. The Central Scrutinizer

    RE: "Carney also said he would try to “rustle the money together” for another new pair of frames"? Is this CNN's humor section or what? Carney got $270,000.00 severance from TIME when he left to work in the Whitehouse. Even TIME says everyone is cutting back and bonuses are disappearing. So why would TIME give Jay Carney such a FAT severance check? ACCESS! Pure-and-simple. As for Carney's statement that he would "try" to "rustle the money together" – Whuuuut!! He makes (at a minimum) $170,000.00 per year to pump our ears full of platitudes. When combined with the money he gets for mowing the Whitehouse lawn I believe Mr. Carney can easily afford new glasses. My glasses were made in the USA as will my next pair be. I'd be willing to wager Mssr. Carney's glasses will be made in China, yet they will cost 3 times what mine did. Poor "Lawnmower Boy" lost his glasses? Maybe he would have noticed he left his glasses on the bumper if he'd only been wearing his glasses. As Bugs Bunny would most definitely say ... "Whatta' Maroon!".

    September 13, 2011 at 10:11 am |
  3. Howard

    No matter which glasses Carney wears, as long as he supports Obama, he won't be able to SEE the truth !!!

    September 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • billied


      September 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • The Central Scrutinizer

      Howard! Shame on you! You should know that flunkies always take the bullets blindly, especially when the "boss-of-bosses" he represents is from Chicago. The truth? THAT'S what you expect? Carney may as well be a cardboard standee with a speaker behind it because he's going to do as he's told and sputter all the Obamunist Pravda "poopaganda

      September 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  4. Joe

    the guys a Dick

    September 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • C-Lo

      With Glasses.

      September 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  5. Sam

    Seriously...this is considered newsworthy?

    October 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm |