Thursday, May 01, 2008


HELEN THOMAS: How does the President intend to commemorate “Mission Accomplished” after five years of death and destruction?

DANA PERINO: What you’re referring to is the banner that ran — that was aboard the ship five years ago. President Bush –

THOMAS: I’m talking about the anniversary tomorrow.

PERINO: Yes, I get — no, I understand. That’s the anniversary of when that banner flew on that ship. President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said “mission accomplished for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission.” And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner.

Today, I took a few minutes to reflect upon the heavy price that our President paid "for not being more specific on that banner." I looked deep, deep down, into my soul, seeking for an answer.

My soul whispered back to me a message of reassurance.

"Know you this," my soul said. "For the rest of your days, there shall never come a thing so paltry or a matter so trivial that could alter the fact that the price Bush paid 'for not being more specific on that banner' will always be the last thing in the world that you could possibly give two tugs of a dead dog's dick about."

That's when I knew that I would be happy forever.

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