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Perino: ‘math is not my strong suit.’

By Amanda Terkel

"Perino: ‘math is not my strong suit.’"

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In today’s press briefing, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Dana Perino about the new CBO estimate on the skyrocketing deficit. Perino didn’t have much of an answer, however, and simply replied, “Well, I don’t know how they come to all of their numbers at CBO. It’s a little bit — math is not my strong suit.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/01/perinomathcbo.320.240.flv]

Poor math skills obviously run in the Bush administration. In September, President Bush said he couldn’t predict whether there would be a recession because he “got a B in Econ 101.”

UPDATE: Perino isn’t so hot at history either.

‹ The legacy of Bush’s presidency.

Perino Dismisses CPI Study: Truth On How We Sold The Iraq War Is Not ‘Worth Spending Time On’ ›

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