How bad are things at the White House? Presidential spokesman Mike McCurry faced reporters Wednesday with a paper bag over his head.
McCurry said the briefer under wraps was the "senior White House official" who is "so helpful to so many of you all the time. I just thought I'd bring him out here."
He donned the recycling sack "since today's briefing is just going to recycle much of the same old stale material from yesterday."
The bag, complete with a hand-drawn happy face, had been left on a White House photographer's ladder tantalizingly close to McCurry's lectern.