Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dana Perino's "Middle Class" Makes Millions

At the end of the Bush days, it was always amusing to watch Dana Perino in action as White House Press Secretary. The way she tried covering for ex-President Bush made her look like a vapid idiot. With Robert Gibbs running the show in the press office now, I wondered what Ms. Perino has been up to. Well wonder no more, she was on C-Span this past weekend defending the "middle class" who work at A.I.G.

From ThinkProgress:

On C-Span’s Washington Journal on Sunday, Perino defended the bonuses:

PERINO: And the people who are working there that are middle-class people, are expecting to get this bonus. If they do not get it, maybe they won’t be motivated enough to try to help the company turn around and getting the company to turn around and be more profitable is important for all of us.

Perino then chastised the “rhetoric in Washington” that “can try to make things so black and white, and make things sound so easy — demonize people when I don’t think that that’s fair.”

Oh no, it isn't fair to demonize people. We wouldn't want to express national outrage at millionaires who are getting million dollar bonuses in the hope that they stay at A.I.G. after aleady running the insurance giant into the ground, right? Why, after throwing $170 billion in taxpayer money at the company, should people be red in the face, especially when many of those that were paid retention bonuses left their jobs anyways? When the pitchfork mobs start forming, I certainly hope she hides herself for safety's sake....she could start by staying away from C-Span and all things punditry.