In Honor of Law Day, Dana Perino Speaks

When asked at a recent press conference about the potentially illegal Pentagon War Propaganda Program, White House Spokeslawyer, Dana Perino, had this to say:

Look, I don't...I didn't know...look, I think you guys should take a step back and look at this op...look, DOD's made a decision, they've decided to stop this program. But I would say that one of the things that we try to do in the administration is get information out to a variety of people so that everybody else can call them and ask their opinion about something. And I don't think that that should be against the law. And I think it's absolutely appropriate to provide information to people who are seeking it and who are going to be providing their opinions on it. It doesn't necessarily mean that all of those military analysts ever agreed with the administration. I think you can go back and look and think that a lot of their analysis was pretty tough on the administration. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't talk to people. [emphasis mine]
Well, if Dana Perino, of all people, doesn't think it should be against the law, who are legal professionals to argue? Way to put the legal system in its place, Dana! And let me just say it's quite refreshing to see the White House taking the law so seriously these days. Caring about what they think should be illegal is the first step toward almost starting to consider caring about what actually is illegal. And really, isn't that as close to mission accomplished as we ever need to be?

(h/t psilocynic)

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