April 14th, 2009
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Perino joins Mark Penn's firm

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/14/art.split1.gi.jpg caption="Perino is joining the consultancy firm headed up by Mark Penn."](CNN) - Former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino has taken a job with Burson-Marsteller, the political consultancy firm headed by former top Clinton advisor Mark Penn.

In a statement published on Burson-Marsteller's Web site, Penn said Perino "has performed one of the most demanding jobs in Washington."

"We know the skills and judgment she honed in her time at the White House will serve our clients well," he also said in the statement.

Perino isn't the first prominent ex-Bush advisor to sign up with Penn's firm. Karen Hughes, who managed the White House's communications office during President Bush's first term, joined Burson-Marsteller last summer.

Penn resigned as chief strategist of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential bid last April after, in his role as CEO of Burson-Marsteller, he appeared to lobby for a trade agreement Clinton opposed.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Mark Penn
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. rhoward

    The only qualifications you have to have for a job like this is to be able to look people straight in the eyes and lie your head off. And if that doesn't work, just evade questions altogether.

    April 14, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Terry, TX

    She's good and smart....but I am sure the radical democrats will do a Palin on her...they like the Pelosi type....

    April 14, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Deborah

    Congratulations Dana!

    I always found you articulate and well informed!

    I actually looked forward to your briefings!

    I can not say the same now......

    April 14, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  4. Dave

    Yes everyone, it's all one in the same. I will be so happy when more people realize it's one party with two names and swears off the two-party scam.

    April 14, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  5. JS007

    Why would ANYONE hire these guys?!

    April 14, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Anne E.

    They belong together.

    April 14, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. Debi

    After Hillary's disaster I do not think any Democrat candidate will hire this firm again.

    April 14, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. keeth in california

    Birds of a feather...

    April 14, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. J S Ragman

    I wonder if she will start telling the truth about the bush white house now.

    April 14, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. Freed_From_W

    "We know the skills and judgment she honed in her time at the White House will serve our clients well,"

    So... did you hire her on to go over insurance claims from employees hurt/maimed on the job? It seems like a position someone without any ethical standards would be perfect for....

    April 14, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. Scott AZ

    At least she was better than the current press secretary Obama has, oh what's his name? Just surprised Obama didn't CHANGE him by now.

    April 14, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. Kate Madison

    Maybe some of "mighty Mark's" psychopathy will rub off on the rather fragile, insecure Dana Perino! They could definitely become a gruesome-twosome!!!

    April 14, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |