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Dana Perino Nominated By Obama To Broadcasting Board Of Governors

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:40 PM ET

Dana Perino

President Obama has nominated Dana Perino, George W. Bush's last press secretary and a frequent critic of the new administration, to a board overseeing government-sponsored international broadcasting.

Dana Perino was appointed late Wednesday to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

"I'm honored by the president's announcement and I'm looking forward to serving on the bipartisan board, if I'm confirmed," Perino said.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly urged the Obama administration to appoint Perino.

By law, no more than four of the eight members of the board appointed by the president can be of the president's political party.

Since leaving office, Perino has attacked the Obama administration for calling out Fox News and for its handling of the swine flu epidemic, among other things. But she also called Obama a "phenomenal candidate".

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Filed by Rachel Weiner  |