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Denial: it’s not a river in Egypt, but it is the White House’s plan to deal with the devastating automatic cuts in the President’s Sequester.

Jay Carney At Today’s Briefing: “‘The notion much propounded by the spin doctors on the Republican side that the sequester is somehow something that the White House and the president alone wanted and desired is a fanciful confection,’ Carney told reporters at a White House briefing.” (Donovan Slack, “W.H.: GOP Serving ‘A Lot Of Baloney’ On Sequester, Politico, 2/8/13)

I think Bob Woodward would disagree with Jay’s assertion that he is a “Republican spin doctor.” I would ask him though….

“At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone, ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.'” (Bob Woodward, ‘The Price of Politics,’ Simon & Schuster, 2012, pg. 326)