When Admiral John Kirby was a spokesman for the Department of Defense, he did a good job and seemed very credible. Now that he wears a suit and speaks for the Department of State, he simply seems to be rapidly going native as a spinner in service of denying the obvious.
This is just a personal subjective observation. But it seems accurate. I just hope he doesn't have to start wearing pajama boy glasses.
UPDATE: Well, he isn't up to the glasses yet.