January 20th, 2009
08:48 AM ET
14 years ago

Dana Perino bids farewell to the press

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/20/art.perino2.gi.jpg
caption="Perino bade farewell to the press this morning."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - As outgoing Press Secretary Dana Perino handed out presidential M & M’s to the White House press corps Tuesday morning, she said that President Bush went to the Oval Office at 6:50 this morning and spoke by phone to Condoleezza Rice, Andy Card, Stephen Hadley and Minister T.D. Jakes, who is a close friend of the outgoing president, and will be giving the sermon at the St. John’s service this morning.

Perino says the President took a last walk around the South Lawn and spent the rest of the morning with his family.
When asked how the president is feeling, Perino said that this is an emotional day for everyone.

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Eric

    It is interesting to see the Obama supports spew hate and venom when even their own elected President is asking for responsibility and love. I now support Obama but also wish the Bush family the best. I don't think I saw any of the hate mongers names running to serve their country... Talk is cheap.. Go do something and be productive to make this country better rather than blame...

    January 20, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. NoBarry

    Mick of Mesa – you remind me of the type that nailed Jesus to the cross.

    January 20, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. RealityKing

    Dana Perino bids farewell to the press.., progressively selfish morons who have become capitalism's number one enemy.

    January 20, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. Stacy from Leesburg VA

    Dana Perino, best of luck in your future endeavors. God bless President Obama.

    January 20, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. John P

    My ,my, we sure are catty this morning.

    January 20, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. PDX Gal

    Carol- 9/11 STILL happened on W's watch. Nothing will ever change that. "Kept us safe"- what a crock.

    January 20, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  7. president bush saved humanity!

    the bible tells us so, right?

    or... was it rush who babbled on painkiller... ?

    hard to tell.

    January 20, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. BK

    The level of animosity and outright hatred towards Bush is so over-the-top. If Bush had found a cure for cancer, the media would have blamed him for destroying medical and pharma jobs.

    In contrast, with Obama I'm reminded of a Benny Hill skit. It was quiz show where the host wanted the attractive woman contestant to win.

    Host: What is the name of the major tennis tournament held in London?
    Host: [makes sound like "wuh"]
    Host: [makes sound like "Wimble" while pretending to sneeze]
    Contestant #1 (attractive woman): Wimbledon!

    Host: How many people attended Wimbledon last year?
    Contestant #2: 10,000
    Host: I'm sorry, it was 10,002. Thank you for playing.

    Host: What were their names and addresses?
    Contestant #3: [blank stare]
    Host: Thank you for playing

    Obama is contestant #1. We've got four years of softball questions and Chris Matthews with a hard-on.

    January 20, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. gary n.

    @ Al and Carol

    What have you two been smoking the last 8 years ?

    January 20, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  10. Ken in Dallas

    "President Bush was successful in preventing more terrorist attacks on this country since 9/11."

    What a revolting load of self-justifying sophistry. There is no vast, capable terrorist conspiracy. "The Terrorists" are a bunch of losers, spending their lives hiding out in caves, nursing their frustrated sense of entitlement. These are the guys who send their nephews out to be made into involuntary martyrs, worse than pimps sending little girls out into the streets to be used. WE MUST NOT FEAR THESE PEOPLE.

    Also, a heartfelt "good riddance" to our nation's current Mistress of Mendacity. She never met a politically-expedient lie she wouldn't repeat in the President's name.

    January 20, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
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