Washington (f-A-ke. P.) -
At today's White House press briefing, a testy exchange between f-A-ke. P. correspondent Kvatch Kopf and Press Secretary Dana Perino highlighted the disconnect between the wishes of the American people and an increasingly out-of-touch administration:
Mr. Kopf: Ms. Perino...Ms. Perino...
Secretary Perino: Yes Kvatch?
Mr. Kopf: Polls now show a solid 66% of Americans in favor of a speedy withdrawal from Iraq. Will the President accelerate his plans for a troop 'draw-down'?
Secretary Perino: Well Kvatch, as I'm sure you are aware, the President doesn't craft policy to please the American people. That would embolden the terrorists and endanger the nation.
Mr. Kopf: So are you saying that the President does not, in fact, work for us? That he has no responsibility to consider the American people's wishes?
Secretary Perino: The American people have input every four years, and that's the way our system is set up.
Mr. Kopf: But 2006 was an election, wasn't it? Isn't tossing Republicans out of both houses of Congress input that the President ought to listen to?
Secretary Perino: I shouldn't have to answer that question. Congress has no authority over the President during wartime.
Mr. Kopf: Gee Madame Secretary... That makes you sound like an arrogant asshole.
Secretary Perino: It's been said Kvatch. But then, look at the people who preceded me.
TAGS: Dana Perino, Satire, Politics