“I don’t think anybody could tell you right now if we’re in a recession or not” [Dana Perino, 10/7/08]

Classic Bush-speak, and I am going to miss it. Is the conjecture about the possibility that we are currently experiencing a recession, or is that anyone could tell? And by tell, does that mean they are being prevented from telling by one of Cheney’s henchmen or does it mean that she does not think any random person could tell. Kind of like in one of those hilarious Jay Leno “Jay Walking” bits when he finds average American dumbasses to admit they have no idea who Ben Franklin was or why gravity keeps us on the earth.

As word spread today that we have actually been in a recession for nearly a year, and that nobody told us, I was reminded of a conversation I had with 2 conservative friends this past summer. I had mentioned that we were in a…anybody, anybody? A recession. Conservative 1, let’s call him Keith, turned to Conservative 2, let’s call him recently elected Pennsylvania state representative Jim Christiani, and sneered, “recession.” Number 2, said, “liberals.” Well, wasn’t the egg on my face.

Still, I am going to miss Dana Perino’s flawless ability to not sort of answer questions. What’s most impressive is that she’s been able to do it without the assistance of Jeff Gannon. I guess we will never know why only 20% of the country approves of Bush. I just don’t think anybody could tell.