I wanted to find a flattering picture of Ms Dana Perino, former Press Secretary to the recently evacuated GW Bush. This is what I came up with.
She popped up on my radar this morning courtesy of Foil Hats Unite. North Country Liberal had linked a post to Alter Net which was highlighting the most outrageous Right Wing quotes of 2009. The list seemed endless. Homophobic, racist, politically untenable combinations, and contradictory frothing from the mouths of the far Right.
And though it is old news now, I just discovered the interview she did back in November on the Hannity Show. The discussion focused on why Obama Man was not calling the Ft Hood shootings a "terrorist" act. Mingled into the this conversation Ms Perino claimed there had never been any terrorist act committed on US soil during her former boss' reign.
My question is this. If she refuses to consider the 9/11 attacks and the Anthrax by mail as terrorism, how can she expect Obama to consider the Ft Hood shootings terrorism? Unless of course she conveniently forgot or never got the memo that her previous boss was indeed in charge in September of 2001 and then also in office months later when some bonehead started firing off angry letters filled with Anthrax.
This slight mistake was corrected the next day with a quote she gave over Twitter - "Last night on Hannity, I obviously meant no terror attack on US post 9/11 during Bush 2nd term. We have the tools. Just need to use them."
No Ms Perino, it was not obvious. You said what you said. You did not look distracted, disheveled or stressed. And even if you did indeed mean Dubya's second term, does that somehow negate and thus relegate 9/11 as meaningless for the discussion. You do not get to set your own parameters and then offer them as facts. Uh...wait a minute. Hmm, I guess you folks on the Right do. But every time you do, you reinforce feelings in many of us that any time one of you opens your mouth, most likely lies presented as facts will be the result. While this tactic may indeed be useful in keeping your slack jawed minions in line, it is hardly a tactic that is likely to draw in new recruits.
But forget your obvious lie, what again caught me was that Hannity never called you on it. He acted as if you never said it. Too caught up in the moment I guess. A shapely blond Winger next to him and all he could think of was his Wingin Woody.
And so, down the drain goes my almost resolution to remain politics free in 2010. I hope you are happy now Mr. North Country Liberal.
I have been trying for several years now to establish one Right Wing mouthpiece that personifies the most outrageous collection of Winger mantras out there. Reading this collection of quotes I thought would make the chore easier. But it did not. I was however able to add to the list of nominees. Ms Perino, I now have my eye on you.