I realize that Mitch McConnell really pushed Obama to do this. (h/t SE)
Still, there seems an inherent–and glaring–problem with appointing Dana Perino to serve on the Broadcast Board of Governors. It’s this:
Created in 1994, the BBG oversees all of the US government’s non-military international broadcasting outlets, including Voice of America, Alhurra television, Radio Sawa, TV Marti, Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Europe. [my emphasis]
As you’ll recall, Perino admitted on “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” two years ago that she didn’t know what the fuck the Cuban Missile Crisis was:
“I was panicked a bit because I really don’t know about . . . the Cuban Missile Crisis,” said Perino, who at 35 was born about a decade after the 1962 U.S.-Soviet nuclear showdown. “It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure.”
So she consulted her best source. “I came home and I asked my husband,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Wasn’t that like the Bay of Pigs thing?’ And he said, ‘Oh, Dana.’”
So now Obama is about to make her one of the people overseeing our propaganda outlet blasting into Cuba.