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White House's Jay Carney, circa 1997: "Pork Lives!"

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Thanks to C-SPAN's Howard Mortman for sending this fun clip from 16 years ago, when a nearly pubescent Jay Carney, now President Obama's press secretary and then a scribe at Time magazine, noted that "pork lives!" in response to a caller citing a 1997 Reason story about then-Sen. Dick Lugar's promotion of a "Popcorn Research Council."

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