Suppose you’re paid to give your opinion on Fox News, which means you’re paid to find ways to criticize President Obama. Suppose Obama went to a NATO summit that had important policy questions, like dealing with Putin and ISIS. Now suppose you’re Dana Perino. This is what you would find to complain about:
While her consistently indignant Fox News colleagues Eric Bolling and Kimberly Guilfoyle bashed Obama for making an impromptu visit to the mysterious site, Perino didn’t join the pile-on.
“I don’t mind that the President spent 20 minutes sightseeing and knocking something off of his bucket list,” the former George W. Bush spokesperson said during Friday’s edition of “The Five.”No, her critique centered around on “optics,” the importance of which is breathlessly emphasized by pundits like Perino.
“But remember this is the White House that says they’re not that worried about optics?” Perino continued. “Today, to show the President of the United States standing alone amongst the rocks, by himself … I would have asked David Cameron or somebody to walk with him. Get some staff or have some — take the pilot, whatever you have to do so you don’t have to, he’s standing alone. I don’t think that’s a good optic.”
You go, Dana. Keep asking the important questions and holding the presiddent’s feet to the fire on issues of national importance.