Given her immense exposure and responsibility of late, we made a point to grab the interview that bestselling author Ronald Kessler conducted with White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino.
First, we were impressed to learn that as a youngster she would awaken before the crack of dawn, saddle up a horse and help herd cattle on her grandfather’s 12,000acre ranch in Wyoming.
And, we find it refreshing in a capital city choked with MercedesBenzes and BMWs that Mrs. Perino drives a black Jeep to the White House every morning.
Still, our favorite portion of the interview (read it in its entirety on NewsMax.com) deals with Mrs. Perino arriving home each night, kicking off her heels and commanding — in most unusual political fashion — her well-trained Hungarian hunting dog, “Henry,” to retrieve her flip-flops.
“When Perino says to the dog, ‘Tell us what you think of John Kerry,’ the dog runs off and fetches flip-flops,” Mr. Kessler reveals.