Perino: ‘Once a Bushie, always a Bushie.’

In an interview with the London Times Online, White House press secretary Dana Perino describes her loyalty to her boss: “Once a Bushie, always a Bushie.” She adds that history will judge Bush kindly: “The president once said popularity is a puff of air; it can be gone in an instant. What matters are principles.” Karl Rove, also quoted for the piece, can’t understand what Perino doesn’t see in men like him, and why she married a British man:

Karl Rove, Bush’s former senior adviser, believes Englishmen have all the luck. “What has Peter got that the average American male like me doesn’t have? An accent? That’s not fair. One of our great American treasures has been taken by the British.”

Rove remains close to Perino, although he left the White House in August. “She has a really sharp mind, fine judgment and a great sense of humour. She is one of the most talented professionals I’ve seen,” he said.