Don’t worry Marie Harf, Dana Perino is here and has some advice for you.
Appearing on “The Five” Wednesday, the former White House press secretary offered her two cents up for Harf, the deputy spokesperson at the State Department, saying she should simply “stop talking” for a while after being the “lead story for three days in a row.”
Perino was responding to a myriad of comments of the past few days, which started on Monday when she told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that “we cannot kill our way” out of war with ISIS. Harf followed that up with appearances on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Tuesday and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday morning in which she was asked if she wanted to “take a mulligan” for her comments.
“Dana, what should she be saying?” asked her fellow co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
“I think she should not. She should not speak anymore,” Perino said flatly.
“This is a little bit of advice. If the deputy spokesperson at the Department of State is the lead story for three days in a row, you have a serious problem,” Perino said. “There are several people in the State Department, career foreign service officers, political appointees of some stature and Senate confirmed, who should be out trying to explain the president’s policy.”
“Instead they have her go and it, and I think she’s got some good points, but i think when you are a spokesperson, you become the story, the spokesperson is the story. You have got the formula wrong,” Perino said. “So that’s why I would just stop talking.”