Dana Perino and the Attack Dogs

Upbeat and prepared, Bush's new press secretary could shine in the job. But she's working with an unpopular President and an angry press corps

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Dana Perino White House Press Secretary

Dana Perino knows how to elicit a partisan response. In 1998 at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she trained her Hungarian hunting dog, Henry, to bark when asked, "Should Clinton go to jail?" He growls when you say, "Al Gore," and retrieves a flip-flop when you mention John Kerry. To those critics who say the White House press corps has been conditioned to respond meekly to the Bush Administration, such skills might seem to make her a fitting replacement for Tony Snow, who stepped down as White House press secretary on Sept. 14. But after just a month on the...

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