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No-One Give Dana Perino A Pretzel

by | 20th, March 2008

dana-perino-bush.jpg DANA Perino is the White House Press Secretary. She is blonde. Her presence means George Bush is made to look smarter.

This is Dana Perino who on the subject of the Cuban Missile Crisis offered:

I was panicked a bit because I really don’t know about . . . the Cuban Missile Crisis,” said Perino. “It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure…I came home and I asked my husband,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Wasn’t that like the Bay of Pigs thing?’ And he said, ‘Oh, Dana.'” Seriously, no, the point was that it wasn’t like, oh man, Jesus Christ. Anyone out there read 13 Days? It’s seriously, like, the least complex, most Cosmo-simple foreign policy book ever written, and I remember thinking, when I read it, “Man, this book is so idiotically simple, a true, like, idiot could read it.”

That’s Cuban missiles. What about other kinds of weapons? Perino is on Fox News:

“Some of the terms I just don’t know,” she explained. “I haven’t grown up knowing. The type of missiles that are out there: patriots and scuds and cruise missiles and tomahawk missiles. And I think that men just by osmosis understand all of these things, and they’re things that I really have to work at — to know the difference between a carrier and a destroyer, and what it means when one of those is being launched to a certain area.”

Can you launch a destroyer with anything other than a bottle of champagne and Her Majesty’s best wishes? Or do you need a really big gun?

Posted: 20th, March 2008 | In: Politicians Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink