High­brow Hun­gar­ian

The Washington Times Weekly - - NATIONAL -

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.

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