During a White House briefing, a reporter referred to the Cuban Missile Crisis -- and she didn't know what it 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.' "
GOI: And if you hear the sound bite of her talking about it on NPR she is laughing like it's "cute" or something. Since when did it become "cool" to be dumb??? It appears that a qualification for working in the Bush administration is to have failed history. This one really irks me because I have a history degree and it plays into this narrative that this administration doesn't bother to look into history before doing things. Give you an example? I'll give you a hit, it starts with "I" and ends with a "Q." And it rhymes with "attack."
It is also a reminder that our kids aren't being taught adequate history, geography and civics classes. It seems that these subjects are being cut and otherwise de-emphasized. When Bush hears the word, "history" be probably responds, "Who's story? The only story I know is My Pet Goat."---End of Transmission---