White House Press Briefing Transcript (emphasis added):
PERINO: So we believe that the president stood on his principle. He hasn’t chased public opinion polls. He’s aware of them, but he hasn’t made decisions because of them, and I think there’s a distinction. Just because you don’t make decisions based on opinion polls doesn’t mean you don’t care what people think. We are all Americans. We care deeply about what people think.Heckuva job, Dana.
REPORTER: The American people are being asked to die and pay for this, and you’re saying they have no say in this war? ... [W]hat it amounts to is you saying we have no input at all.
PERINO: You had input. The American people have input every four years, and that’s the way our system is set up.