Perino, the Press and Patience

At yesterday’s press briefing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino seemed to have little patience for frivolity. Some excerpts:

Q Dana, can I follow up on the Karen Hughes —

MS. PERINO: Anybody else on Karen Hughes?

MS. PERINO: I think I get your point.

MS. PERINO: I’m not going to comment on that poll and I think it’s preposterous to think that you could question Karen Hughes’s achievements in terms of being responsible for the numbers in a particular poll. That’s ridiculous.

MS. PERINO: Look, I’m not going to comment or respond to a poll that you just read out.

MS. PERINO: I have to confess I don’t know about that vote. Move on to your second question.

MS. PERINO: Let’s not yell. Let’s not yell.

MS. PERINO: I’ll just leave it at that.

MS. PERINO: Do you have a question?