Monday, May 5, 2008

Dana Perino, 35AA68

Dan Froomkin writes all-purpose, all-encompassing op-eds. The title of this one is "What Karl Rove Fears Most", which I think can be summed up as "His cellie, the grinning, pantsless Bubba, unseen, approaches the kneeling, also pantsless Karl", to which I would add, "Film at 11". Heh. But I digress...

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board writes: "White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, apparently operating on a dying pair of AA batteries, said, 'President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said 'mission accomplished' for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission,' said Perino. Yet, Bush used the same phrase a month later in a speech that had nothing to do with that specific ship and its officers. As terrifyingly adept as the Karl Rove-installed deus ex machina is at creating threats and victories out of a thin vapor of lies, it falters in dealing with the fact that much of what the architects of this war said and did in getting us there is recorded and reported. The American public doesn't suffer from the White House's brand of amnesia. Nonetheless, Perino continued, 'And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner.'

She probably lies about her age, bra size, and room temperature IQ as well. Or maybe she just doesn't know.