Carney: Obama's Community Organizer Experience Contributed To Who He Is Today
Ed Henry, FOX News: "I wonder if you can clear something up. Newt Gingrich keeps saying on the campaign trail that the president's vision comes from Saul Alinsky, the community organizer. I haven't heard you asked about that today and I am wondering if there some sort of portrait of him in the White House people look up to or is this some -- is this B.S. basically?"
Jay Carney, White House: "Have I said how much fun I had as a reporter covering Congress from 1996 to 1998? There was a certain bombast to it at the time. A lot of colorful things to cover. The president's background as a community organizer is well documented in the president's own books. So, his experience in that field obviously contributed to who he is today. But his experience is a broad-based one that includes other areas in his life. So, I'll just leave it at that."