During yesterday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on the Financial Crisis, former Treasury Secretary John Snow suggested that the push to expand homeownership was “overdone.” Today, a reporter tried to ask White House Press Secretary Dana Perino about Snow’s comments. Perino, however, had no idea that Snow even testified:
Q: Yesterday, the President’s former Treasury Secretary said that the push for homeownership, the bipartisanship push for homeownership simply went too far. And he went beyond saying that unqualified people —
PERINO: Are you talking about Greenspan, or —
Q: I’m talking about John Snow.
PERINO: John Snow, okay. Was he testifying?
Q: Yes, he testified to the House committee.
PERINO: Okay. I didn’t see his remarks. So hopefully, I’ll be able to answer your question.
Q: Well, maybe you won’t. (Laughter.)