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Dana Perino: We Did Not Have A Terrorist Attack During President Bush's Term

Reported by Ellen - November 25, 2009 -

There's a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about Dana Perino's gaffe on Hannity last night (11/24/09) when she said, "We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term." I'm sure that Perino meant to say "after 9/11." But what struck me in this exchange was that the gaffe occurred as she was attacking President Obama for not calling Fort Hood a "terrorist attack" and chiding him over the importance of using the right words when talking about terrorism. Sean Hannity, who agreed with Perino about the importance of terrorism terminology, did not correct the record. In other words, it's important to call Fort Hood terrorism, even though the investigation is not yet complete, but it's OK not to call the 9/11 attacks terrorism! Video after the jump.

Video courtesy of Media Matters.