Repub­li­can debate: Dana Peri­no will lean on Bush-era expe­ri­ence to push can­di­dates

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Republican debate: Dana Perino will lean on Bush-era experience to push candidates

Dana Peri­no told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er she will draw upon her expe­ri­ence as Pres­i­dent George W. Bush’s White House press sec­re­tary to push can­di­dates past their talk­ing points while mod­er­at­ing the sec­ond Repub­li­can debate for Fox Busi­ness on Wednes­day.
Fox Busi­ness’s Stu­art Var­ney and Uni­vi­sion’s Ilia Calderon will be mod­er­at­ing the Repub­li­can Nation­al Com­mit­tee event along­side Peri­no at the Ronald Rea­gan Pres­i­den­tial Library and Muse­um in Simi Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia.
“It kind of reminds me of when I would pre­pare Pres­i­dent Bush for a press con­fer­ence,” she said, explain­ing that she “would antic­i­pate the ques­tions and then, in that job, I’d think about the answers.”
“In this job, I’m try­ing to antic­i­pate what they might say and fig­ure out a way to go a lit­tle deep­er,” she added.
Dur­ing Bush’s sec­ond term, Peri­no served as both assis­tant to the pres­i­dent and as White House press sec­re­tary until the end of his admin­is­tra­tion.

Dana Peri­no, co-host of Fox News Chan­nel’s “Amer­i­ca’s News­room,” appears on the tele­vi­sion pro­gram, in New York, Wednes­day, May 26, 2021.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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