Even as the crisis in Pakistan continues to unfold, Dana Perino is using her word-hole to utter some remarkable things, including novel positions on Presidential power that can frustrate one's belief in the fact that the Bush administration even happened:
PERINO: The President has said we want to have the emergency rule lifted and that there should be free and fair elections, and that the uniform that General Musharraf has been wearing should be removed, since the President thinks you can't be both President and the chief of the army.
Could it be that after years of negligible results and a precipitous decline in public support, the Man Who Would Constantly Remind You That He Is The Commander-in-Chief has grown tired of all that Deciding? Not so fast! A possible Freudian slip from Perino minutes later indicates that President Bush might feel that his authority doesn't stop at the border:
Q The question is does he think they can be free and fair if there was still an emergency --
MS. PERINO: Yes, the President thinks that we need to lift the emergency rule in order to have free and fair elections.
"We?" Is there a mouse in the pocket of the President's uniform?