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Dana Perino So Glad We Never Had a Terrorist Attack on America During George W. Bush’s Presidency

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Dim-bulb Dana Perino was doing jello shots at a frat party in 2001, so it’s no great surprise she doesn’t remember the 9/11 attacks on America. And the producers of Fox News could give a shit what anybody says on the air, as long as the subtext is racism.

But still, an actual George W. Bush White House spokesperson saying, clearly, that there were no TERRORIST ATTACKS ON AMERICA during Bush’s presidency, and nobody bats an eye? Oh, Fox News, have you fallen out of love with September 11?

Guess it’s easier to hate the coloreds over here than it is to hate the coloreds over there. Anyway, congratulations, airhead clown Dana Perino, for retroactively stopping 9/11. President Kerry will present you with the Magic Medal of Honor. [TPMTV]

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  • Gorillionaire

    Who did she blow to ever get that job anyway. And is there video.

  • OzoneTom

    No wonder Barry nominated our darling pixie of prevarication to the BBG.

  • germansteel

    So this is different from the Cheney Family/Mafia mantra: “We kept our country safe,” how?

  • CrunchyKnee

    C’mon, who can remember that far back?

  • Come here a minute

    Clearly she means there wasn’t a domestic terror incident. She’s wrong about that too.

  • stumpycuse

    I guess neither she, nor Hannity, got the Fox News memo about accuracy…

  • Surprised_Still

    Oh Perino. The Party Member from the Minister of Truth, no?

  • JMP

    Now, remember this is the woman who never heard of the Cuban missile crisis, so it’s certainly possible she just doesn’t about 9/11. Or anthrax (although all of the media seems to have forgotten about that).

  • Redhead

    Now does this mean Faux News can commence with their layoffs firing people who screw things up? You know they won’t make Perino take responsibility for her comment – it was the fault of the sound guy, I’m sure.

  • Surprised_Still

    Oh Perino. The Party Member from the Ministry of Truth, no?

  • MARCdMan

    It’s just so hard to find a good spokesmodel these days.

  • Carrie_Okie

    hahah she aborted 9ui11iani!!!!!!!NINEELEVEN

  • Redhead

    ehhh, “layoffs” was supposed to be in strike through font. I fail at fancy computer language tags.

  • bitchincamaro

    I always thought America’s Mayor Ghouliani was a total fraud, now there’s proof!

  • DickTaterPeeNoShay

    Oh, I thought you meant *before* 9/11. Well, in that case, if you want to call it *terrorism* go ahead, but it’s not like those planes were full of U.S. Army psychiatrists was it?

  • memzilla

    According to the memo that Faux News put out just the other day, [ ], Hannity, O’Reilly, and Perino will now have to fire themselves.

    Otherwise, it’ll be like the management of Faux News lies to America, and that couldn’t be the case at all, could it?

  • SmutBoffin

    Well, it is Hannity’s show. Any kind of mistake, over- or understatement, exaggeration, misrepresentation, personal attack, lame hypothetical, or outright lie is just part of the format. That, and vigorously masturbating to flags and eagles and torture and stuff.

  • AxmxZ

    Looks like someone is losing her FOX paycheck, what with their new rigorous standardsd for accuracy and what not. Aaa-aa-aany day now.

  • bitchincamaro

    I also know what I’m getting this cunt for xmas.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    How could the Bush administration have realistically been expected to know a terrorist attack might take place? They knew that the real threat was Russia’s ICBMs, and were “working hard” to get the missile shield in place, remember?

    The IMPORTANT thing is, Bush learned from his experience, and gave us the Patriot Act. Never you mind that the horrors of September 11, 2001 could have been prevented with a simple tightening of airport screening. Hunting knives and switchblades were approved carry-on items until then. Seriously.

  • Nyarlathotep

    These are so totally not the droids you’re looking for.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Dana, Dana, Dana — for a few years you stood in front of the window of American foreign and domestic policy, where the entire scope of human history played out before you. And what did you do with it? Played with the bugs on the sill and stared at your own reflection.

  • Cape Clod

    [re=466401]JMP[/re]: Tis true. History was never her strong suit.

  • TH42

    In response to Hannity’s question about why “they” won’t call Ft. Hood a terrorist attack she says, derisively, “They want to do all of their investigations, I don’t know, all of their thinking…”

    Hahaha. Awesome.

    It makes one pine for the days of the Bush administration when all this doggone thinkin’ and investigatin’ didn’t get in the way.

  • Sharkey

    Dana Dane!

    We’re not afraid to call you what you are: Stupid.

  • Hedley Lamar

    She obviously took the “9/12 Project” to mean that nothing that
    happened before that counts. Easy mistake.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    Never forget what now?

  • 4tehlulz


  • Hedley Lamar

    And why, for blue dildo’s sake, did Obama appoint her to
    some broadcasting board? Unless it involves moving her to another

  • Leftie Lucy

    Her predecessor Scott McClellan grew pudgy and anemic as his service as the mouthpiece of the Bush Administration destroyed his self-worth, yet Dana Perino seemed to grow more beautiful with each lie she told. I’m convinced that somewhere in Dana Perino’s home is a “secret room” hiding a portrait that depicts the true condition of the soul lurking underneath those exquisite cheekbones and that flawless profile.

  • Rukasu

    This from the same idiot who had to ask her “british” husband what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.

  • coolcatdaddy

    Wait – you sure this isn’t Palin without the glasses?

  • Kingbee

    [re=466417]bitchincamaro[/re]: An Obama dildo?

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=466413]memzilla[/re]: Indeed. But given the multiple failures of grammar and syntax in that memo, they’re likely too dim to realize that failing to challenge a demonstrably false statement is an on-air error.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    Dana used to look all fresh and perky, but now, what’s up with the makeup trowel? She’s beginning to look like Barbara Walters.

  • JMP

    [re=466413]memzilla[/re]: Maybe Perino, since it’s really just inaccuracies that are so obvious and stupid that it makes Fox news look like what it really is that the management cares about. Remember, this is the company that successfully defended a wrongful termination suit on the argument that they had a first-amendment right to lie in their broadcasts.

  • V572625694

    Fox News is a kind of Skinner Box that conditions its viewers with repeated assertions of untruth. Pretty soon they’ll have all their retard true-believers thinking that 9/11 happened while Clinton was president, the same way the put a (D) in front of any Republan who fucks up. Oh, and the financial meltdown? Totally on Clinton because he gave mortgages to the Poors.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=466433]Leftie Lucy[/re]: I’m convinced that the child in this ad is Dana Perino, and she had a great deal of elective surgery following her teenage years.

  • V572625694

    And by the way, aren’t we a little light on Snowbilly posts today? Not that there’s anything wrong with it!

  • Holy Cow!!

    It’s called the Jedi mind trick.

  • Servo

    Whatever happened to “NEVER FORGET!“?

  • teebob2000

    [re=466432]Hedley Lamar[/re]: By law it HAS to be bi-partisan. Perino is decidedly not a Dem, and he figured she was stupid enough to not really do anything to get in the way. Hell, he probably figured she was stupid enough to not find the board’s meetings.

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=466439]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: It’s true. I’m starting to think she’s getting her makeup (or at least her applicators) from Sherwin Williams, which would also explain her light-headedness.

  • freakishlystrong

    Jesus Christ on a Democratic Blue dildo woman, at least TRY. I can’t wait to see how Vannity ignores this one.

  • JGB

    haha, she never should have stopped ironing shirts. Iron My Shirt, Dana!

  • Norbert

    It says right here in my Texas Board of Education-approved history textbook that Jimmy Carter, in an effort to make FDR’s Great Depression drag on, forced banks to give money to minorities so that they could buy finally buy their own airplanes and crash them. But Reagan (Peace be Upon Him) saved us by winning WW2 against the Soviet Union. Around this time, probably, Obama hatched his prenatal plan to forge his Hawaiian birth certificate with the blood of Vince Foster.

  • McDuff

    You have to understand that, in their fevered minds, the Bush Presidency did not start until approximately 9:30 p.m on September 11, 2001. The time between the Inauguration and Bush’s return to the White House on 9/11 was “Spring Training” and don’t count in the offical records of Major League Politics. And, yes, the anthrax attacks don’t count either since they were domestic and we all know there are no Native-born Anglo-Saxon terrorists in the U.S., only darker-hued fur’n ones.

    Or, maybe Dana is reminding us that the attacks did not occur during the Bush Presidency, they occured during the Cheney Presidency.

  • geminisunmars

    [re=466439]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: Even pretty, perky people get old.

    By the way, when I went to Wiki to see how old she is (37, 38 in May – although that is somehow younger than it used to be, to my mind) I saw that someone has already reported there her little Fox News fiasco. You guys do work fast!

  • Redhead

    [re=466419]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: “Never you mind that the horrors of September 11, 2001 could have been prevented with a simple tightening of airport screening.”

    Or, you know, the president reading the memos put on his desk. But playing the biggest, most realistic version of “Call of Duty” was just more fun.

  • t_rax

    In her defense,

  • memzilla

    [re=466458]McDuff[/re]: You are right. This is why, in the record book of history, there will always be an asterisk after G.W. Shrub’s name.

  • Next Great Pwndit

    Well, except for that one time.

    As Catherine the Great said, you fuck one horse, everybody calls you a horse-fucker.

  • problemwithcaring

    What is it? You’re not a terrorist, unless your actions are forecast to the President of the United States by federal law enforcement agencies in pithy policy memos titled “Bin Laden Determined to Attack the U.S” and junk??

  • sludjbunni

    [re=466464]t_rax[/re]: “In her defense,” a glue-huffing hangover can masquerade as dementia.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Don’t you understand? There was no George W. Bush until 9/14/01, when he emerged fully formed from the forehead of God, to suckle at the teat of Dick Cheney and then lead us to glorious victory over the brown infidels?

    Waterboarding is to good for you, Ken. You will now be forced to watch Glen Beck in the same apparatus used in A Clockwork Orange.

  • WadISay

    [re=466439]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: You’re right. At first I thought it was just pixelization. Also, it looks like her lower jaw is becoming unhinged, probably so she can swallow rabbits and such.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Can we just agree to loosely define mass murder as “terrorism?” They ought to be interchangeable, y’know. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am terrorized by the acts committed by Hasan. I will never feel safe walking around a military installation again.

  • slappypaddy

    wake up sheeples!! she’s absolutely right — those sep. 11 01 terror attacks were on new york city and washington dc, which any red-blooded true american can tell you WITHOUT EVEN HAVING TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT are not in “our country.” and the anthrax attacks could not possibly have been in our country because “anthrax” is obviously A FOREIGN WORD AND WE DON’T HAVE FOREIGN WORDS IN OUR COUNTRY.

  • Georgia Burning

    [re=466399]stumpycuse[/re]: Accuracy must never get in the way of the truthiness.

  • Maxine of Arc

    [re=466483]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Hey, I wouldn’t mind watching Glen Beck much at all if he were in that.

  • WadISay

    Also, for the record, in 2006 I once cried out Allah huakbar! before parking illegally in a handicap space. So that’s two terror attacks.

  • OReillysVibrator

    Whoa!!! She made a factually incorrect statement on Fox News programming, now thanks to that zero-tolerance policy she’ll be gone forever!!!

    Ohh no wait, I forgot, Fox News is full of shit, she’ll be on next week, calling Obama the 20th hijacker.

  • Click

    Awww…dainty Dana Perineum, sitting back on her pretty little circus poodle haunches, begging for attention from our favorite virgin mick who’s unable to throw her a bone.

  • comicbookguy

    Never forget, Dick Cheney kept America 193% safe, 25 hours a day, 13 months a year. for all 7 years of his three terms in office.

    So safe, that we can now safely turn 9/11 into the Glenn Beck Fan Club Annual Get-Together and Hoedown, without the slightest hint of irony.

  • June Cleaver 2.0

    The Republics’ success at politics is their relentless lying. Their lying is remarkable. It reminds me of McCain when he tried to make people believe Obama was going to tax people making 40k. Obama had to start interrupting McCain during debates, saying, “That’s not true.” One has to say “You’re a lying liar. Stop telling lies,” after every Republic commemt. On the teevee, on the internets, where ever a Repub opens his mouth. If a Republic acts as if he’s is about to speak, pre-empt him with “You’re a lying liar.” That is all.

  • WarAndG

    “I don’t say this to be political,” and I don’t say this to be provocative, but I think SEAN HANNITY should live in my gun shop basement with a BALL GAG and a leash.

  • gurukalehuru

    Undoubtedly, the stupidest woman on the planet, and yes I am including Sarah Palin and that girl who carved a backwards B in her face. Barry must have known this. Therefore, his appointing her to whatever that position was must have been deliberate.
    Just to give us some laughs, is my guess.

  • thesheriffisnear

    She’s taunting us with her stupid.

  • Mr Blifil

    Plus the bombings in the UK and Spain, our fellow Coalition of the Willing members, happened all the way across a fucking ocean. Who could have predicted coordinated terrorist bombings on mass transit systems, after what happened on 9/11? So anyway, fuck all of those people, Bush did a good job protecting his sinecure.

    FWIW, 8 years of Clinton’s tenure passed between the two attacks on WTC. I rarely, if ever, if never, hear conservatives pat him on the back for 8 years of keeping America safe, but I seem to remember a lot of attention paid to the comportment of his penis.

  • eclecticbrotha

    [re=466417]bitchincamaro[/re]: The Obama Dildo was MADE for her. Its taller than her, too.

  • Godot

    [re=466551]WarAndG[/re]: Don’t you mean pawn shop basement?

  • comicbookguy

    Dana has a point. If you don’t count attacks on the WTC, our embassies and troops overseas, various shooting rampages, and anything done by non-muslims, Bush and Clinton have the same record of Keeping America Safe[tm]

    Hooray! Bush won the War on Terra! We can now release all the POWs in Gitmo without charges (because we don’t want to be accused of treating terrorism like a law enforcement issue).

  • Flanders

    No, wait! Maybe that is an admission that the 911 truthers are right after all!

  • keepinitrealyo

    [re=466422]SayItWithWookies[/re]: That’s the most poetic comment I ever read here.

  • Dorje Chenpo

    Evil Republicunt needs to shut her pie hole.

  • Crazybroad

    I’m sure she has better things to remember than some silly little incident that occurred on … umm … oh, I forget when that happened …

  • Zadig

    Haha stupid Dana Perino and all that, but come on. Can any of us really blame Bush and company for wanting to spin this? “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term” plays so much better than “We had the greatest terrorist attack on our country in the nation’s history during President Bush’s term.”

  • WarAndG

    [re=466592]Godot[/re]: Hmmm… nope, a gun shop. Pawn shops are for sad ass poor people. I’m a Republican.

  • Click

    Those goddamned eyes of hers flash like the neon of an empty Motel 6.

  • glamourdammerung

    [re=466432]Hedley Lamar[/re]: Because by law, Obama has to make the appointment of a non-Democrat. McConnell has held up all the other appointments and asked Obama to appoint Perino, as the opposition party usually gets to suggest their appointments and it is pretty much automatic.

  • Extemporanus

    Shit, this post is still here?

    I was hoping if I ignored it long enough, the bitch would finally go away.

  • germansteel

    Does it make one a bad person to think, “I’d hit it”?


    Then, I’m a bad person.

  • Hooray For Anything

    I think I know where she’s coming from. W was President for, what, about 2500 days? And in those 2500 days, there was only one terrorist attack which means that 99.99995% of his Presidency had no terrorist attack. That’s a pretty good average and if you round up, you get 100%!


    Well, false flag operations wouldn’t be their version of terrorism now, would it?

    Didn’t that strange dude and his boy wonder use a late-model GM, with slits in the trunk, to do about as much “damage” as the Texas Muslim shrink?

    Her and the Republicans are pushing this as a “Terrorist” attack under Barry, making him, well, obviously, a Terrorist, just like them. My mind hurts.

  • facehead

    Thank Jeebus, I wuz startin ta think that hole 911 attacks in Jew York wuz realz.


  • Oldskool

    The power of Stupidity is awesome. It can reverse the attractiveness of any one in the blink of an eye. And smarts can make Ugly look good.

  • rocktonsammy

    She gets a pass cuz shes cute as a button.

  • bullship

    She must have graduated from the same University Of DUH? as did Sarah Palin.

  • ShortShadey

    No big deal: she just gave Bush a mulligan.

  • Radiotherapy

    Cheney 101: Repeat, rinse, repeat, ad nauseum, and it becomes true. This, unfortunately, is just one of the many misrepresentations they drill into TeaBaggers teeth.
    Guaranteed, one of our wingo relatives will spew this untruth tomorrow.

  • Starrigavan

    Next week we’ll see Glenn Beck devote an entire week to covering how “Obama Appointee” Dana Perino FORGOT 9-11!!!! And not once during that week on any Fox News show will anyone mention the fact that “Obama Appointee” Dana Perino was the White House Press Secretary under George W Bush. Not. Once.

    And Hannity will splice in some fake video footage to show his outrage when “Obama Appointee” Dana Perino FORGOT 9-11. And soon there will be a pie chart showing that 193 percent of the American public want Obama to resign because of this OUTRAGE!

    And, just before Christmas, Steve Doocey will mention that “Obama Appointee” Dana Perino is married to a foreigner… And the photo shown will have been darkened to prove that he’s a terrorist. And then “Obama Appointee, 9-11 forgetting, terrorist married” Dana Perino will resign and flee the country. Proving that she wasn’t really an American after all…

  • fitz

    Hannity was so busy staring at her rack he actually forgot to listen. Not that he listens to what women say, it’s just that little Sean was tugging at the fabric of his underpants and it was a terrible distraction.

  • Flanders

    [re=466814]Radiotherapy[/re]: is that why their teeth are all so yellow?

  • Radiotherapy

    [re=466831]Flanders[/re]: You got that right; like a Ralph Lauren paint color –Teabagger Yeller.

    [re=466820]Starrigavan[/re]: You could also throw in Czar, Socialism, Radical Agenda, dithering — there is no shortage of Foxshit.

  • bandm

    Oh, it’s obvious.

    9/11 wasn’t a terrorist attack because it was all a conspiracy by the Government. She was just accidently telling the truth.

  • Darkness

    [re=466434]Rukasu[/re]: I hoped she went on to read up on the Bay of Pigs, speaking of reflections of the Bush Administration. Belligerent AND inept. Always a great combo.

  • Daveislikelol

    Good lord Sean Hannity is terrible, no one even blinked when she said it lol

  • LowerdPeninsula

    Remember Baghdad Bob?

    “On April 7, 2003, al-Sahhaf claimed that there were no American troops in Baghdad, and that the Americans were committing suicide by the hundreds at the city’s gates. At that time, American tanks were patrolling the streets only a few hundred meters from the location where the press conference was held.”

    So, guess what the only explanation is? “Dana Perino” is really Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf in drag.

  • Gumboz1953

    [re=466492]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Agree. I bet the kids at Columbine were terrorized shitless. But of course that wasn’t on Bush’s watch — Bush kept us safe from more Columbines.

    The 9/11 thing? See, here’s the Rule: anything that happens within a year after the last president leaves, isn’t the current president’s fault, unless the current president is a Democrat. Then he’s responsible immediately. 9/11 happened during Clinton’s term. Or was it Carter?

    [re=466927]Daveislikelol[/re]: If Fox had any integrity, they’d seriously fire Sean Hannity and Stuart Varney for not speaking up. But the wingnuts like Hannity too much. This is outrageous, even for Fox.

  • Chasalz

    In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed in the basement parking during Bill Clinton’s term in office.

    • r€nato

      Did anybody claim that Clinton was not the president on that day? No? Good, now fuck off.

  • Chasalz

    I guess you forgot about 1993 When Bill Clinton was president and The WTC was bombed.

    • r€nato

      I guess you forgot about nobody claiming that anybody but Clinton was president on that day.

  • Thomas Mc

    Hey, go easy on her, she’s a Republican. Drowning in that much cognitive dissonance day in and day out really screws up your whole brain. After a while, they don’t even make sense when they try to talk.