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See the Phrase the Huffington Post Noticed Is One of Press Secretary Josh Earnest's Favorites When He Wants to Dodge a Question


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White House press secretary Josh Earnest pauses during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Wednesday the Republican-controlled House will file an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. In response, Earnest accused congressional Republicans of obstruction and said they had left Obama with little option but to make greater use of his executive authority. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The folks over at the Huffington Post have noticed something about new Press Secretary Josh Earnest: He has a particular phrase he likes to use when he's dodging a question. That phrase? Some variation of "I'm not in a position to answer that."

His predecessor, Jay Carney, had a line he liked to use, too: "Let me refer you to…".

See the Earnest version for yourself:

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