Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term."

-- Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino last night on Fox News

Right. Unless you count the one that killed more than 3,000 people on September 11th, 2001 or the anthrax attacks that killed five people shortly after that.

This quote, which by the way wasn't taken out of context, came during a debate on Hannity about whether President Obama is "playing politics" with the Fort Hood shooting by not calling it a terrorist attack -- which Perino insists it is (to plenty of "harumphs" from that idiot Hannity).

In case you haven't been paying attention, just six days ago Obama nominated Perino to be on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees U.S.-sponsored broadcasting internationally. Now by law the board must be bi-partisan -- but still, while I'd never suggest that an appointment should in some way buy Perino's silence, you'd think that a certain amount of professional decorum would at least compel her to check the thoroughly inflammatory and detached-from-reality rhetoric for awhile.

You'd think, anyway.


slouchmonkey said...

She needs to stick her head in a vice.

Jeni said...

I think my head just exploded. Please tell me that someone on the show pointed out her error.

See yoU Next Tuesday said...

I can't possibly watch an entire Hannity show. Did he call her on it or just let it slide?

I eagerly await the Daily Show if in fact he did not.

Sheriff Bart said...

Give the Governor a Harumph!

Jeff Wardell said...

I've started this comment about 10 times now. I'm not normally a violent person, but right now if Dana was standing in front of me, you'd have to stop me from punching he in the throat.

Anonymous said...

It is generally accepted that the terrorist threat grew exponentially on Clinton's watch. We were attacked numerous times on our own soil, our interests were attacked, our people were attacked and we were declared war upon; all with limited or no response.

You can mince words all you want, but Sandy Berger was stuffing something in his pants.

I don't judge him for doing what he thought was the best way to handle it, but it is what it is.