Remember how we snickered when Dana Perino admitted she didn’t know anything about the Bay of Pigs? Her problems with history are more severe than that:
But Perino’s appearance last night with Sean Hannity was more noteworthy than most. The topic was the shootings at Fort Hood, and Perino, playing her usual role, criticized the White House for not having labeled the massacre as “terrorism.” She emphasized that the rhetorical description of the violence “matters,” though she didn’t say why.
More important, though, is what Perino went on to argue: “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 that we owe it to the American people to call it what it is.”
Dana – who was president on September 11, 2001, the date of the biggest terrorist attack in American history?