This is fun. In the trove of Bush White House documents released by the House Judiciary Committee is an email chain from November 2006 in which Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino first learns of the plan to purge U.S. Attorneys.
Perino’s reaction after getting the heads-up email and the attached “USA replacement plan.doc”?
“Someone get me an oxygen can!!”
Lest you think Perino was mocking the plan as no big deal, here’s how she responded when another communications staffer noted that one of the to-be-purged attorneys prosecuted Rep. Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham (R-CA), and another was probing Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ):
“Give me a double shot — I can’t breathe.”
Read the e-mail chain right here.
And just for memory’s sake, here’s 90 seconds of Perino spinning a development in the David Iglesias case back in April 2007: