White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest gives a press briefing at a hotel in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Photo by: Steven Senne

White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest gives a press briefing at a hotel in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)