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Kimmel all but calls Jay Carney a liar

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

"I never lie," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Friday. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel begs to differ, to judge from his comments last night at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

"One of Jay's jobs is to keep track of all the Hilary Rosens," Kimmel joked before riffing on the White House's  spin after a gaffe by a high-profile Democratic strategist.

Kimmel: "For those of you who aren't familiar with this story . . . Hilary Rosen is the woman who said Ann Romney never worked a day in her life, even though Mrs. Romney raised five kids. And, of course, the administration tried to distance itself from those comments. It said she's not an adviser to the Obama campaign -- even though as we later found out her name appeared on the White House visitor log 35 times."

Continuing to Carney's response, Kimmel said, "So when reporters asked Jay why her name showed up 35 times --  this is where it gets hilarious -- he said he wasn't sure if it was the same Hilary Rosen. He said, "I personally know three Hilary Rosens."

At that point, the audience busted up laughing -- not at a Kimmel joke, but at the actually-unbelievable spin from Carney.

"I'd bet you $10,000 you don't know three Hilary Rosens, but I'm not running for president," Kimmel cracked at Carney.

See above for video of Kimmel's full remarks at the dinner last night.

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