Dana Perino: ‘This White House of all White Houses’ shouldn’t mock Boehner’s ‘skin color’

By Megan Carpentier
Monday, March 14, 2011 9:48 EDT
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Appearing on Fox and Friends this morning, Dana Perino, the former spokeswoman for George W. Bush, expressed dismay that, at the annual Gridiron Dinner this weekend, President Obama used his traditional comedy routine to make fun of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) tan.

She said: “They keep going back to the same well and making fun of John Boehner’s skin color. Really? This White House of all White Houses?”

It has long been rumored the Boehner achieved his particular coloration from tanning, a charge he recently began to deny.

Watch the video below, first uploaded by Media Matters on March 14, 2011.

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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