"You were just speaking earlier about the possibility that since we had a little bit of a better week on Wall Street does that spell a turnaround?" Perino said. "Can all the credit go specifically to President Obama? Well, I would say no. We are just going to have to take a while to let all of this settle down and let the policies that our administration and the new administration are trying to put in place have a chance to work."Let's just ignore the fact that a few days of the DJIA increasing is more or less meaningless. Let's just ignore the fact that "our administration" is no longer "trying" to do anything... and from all appearances never did, even when still in office. Let's just ignore the fact that presidential policies are at best tenuously linked to economic performance (which, yes, I know, is sort of a back-handed dismissal of Bush's economicamentary failures). But the fact that Perbimbo is trying to grab credit for this non-event is so painful that it rises to the level of hysterically funny. (hat tip to Steven Benen at Washington Monthly)
And in other SpokesFAIL! news, Ari Fleischer sez, "How DARE you say 9/11 happened on our watch?" Seriously.
Of course, as Iris points out, there may be some truth to that: Ari's comment that didn't get fair play was "We were most certainly not watching."