Dana Perino clearly has spent way too much time in the Bush Administration and speaking out on Fox News. You expect people to be mostly bigoted and generally dumbed down on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, but this is ridiculous (even by Hannity standards). Perino, a former spokesperson in the most recent Bush Administration appeared to have momentarily lost her mind when she uttered the following stunning words during an exchange on Hannity’s show:
PERINO: And we had a terrorist attack on our country. And we should call it what it is. Because we need to face up to it so that we can prevent it from happening again.
HANNITY: I agree with you. And why won’t they say what you just so simply said?
PERINO: They want to do all of their investigations. I don’t know. All of the thinking that goes into it. But we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. I hope they’re not looking at this politically. I do think we ought it to the American people to call it what it is.
I am pretty sure her boss George W. Bush was president on Sept. 11, 2001 during the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. As the Think Progress article points out, Bush Administration people have been fond of citing how it supposedly has kept America safe from terrorist attacks during the last seven years (of its administration) by conveniently starting history after Sept. 11, 2001. Also, the Think Progress article points out the Anthrax scare/attacks (which I had forgotten about). if Fort Hood was a terrorist attack then were the Anthrax attacks terrorist attacks? This is a combination of partisanship and the stupidity of labels.
All are terrible tragedies and people need to stop exploiting them for political gain.
Back to Perino … I hope Dana will at least clarify her remarks. Say it isn’t so, Perino!
It’s becoming hard to believe President Obama’s administration is offering her a job.
Hmm… maybe she is talking about President George H.W. Bush.
UPDATE: Someone mentioned the D.C. sniper killings. Was that terrorism?