October 25, 2006

Tony Fratto Takes WH Briefing Out for Inaugural Spin

Tonyfratto He may not be the hottie that Dana Perino is, but that other WH Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto (right) did hold his first WH press gaggle yesterday since coming aboard in September. 

Rather than throwing himself under the hot lights of the briefing room, Fratto eased into briefing responsibilities by doing his first on-the-record presser aboard Air Force One, with the kinder traveling press corps on the way to Sarasota, Florida (in the same way that Tony Snow took baby steps during his first two weeks on the job).

These guys may not have cared for Fratto's first at-bat (then again, how can you please someone who calls Perino "Dana Peroxide" and Snow "Pony Blow Don't Know"?), and it's true that Fratto's performance might not have been as smooth as Snow's.  But he also hasn't spent years on TV like Snow, and Fratto's ballsy spin about Bush's campaign schedule being so light because of "the new campaign finance laws" shows that he knows what he's doing.

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