Friday, March 21, 2008

Democracy Every Four Years?

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.

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.
Heckuva job, Dana.


  1. The U.S. hasn't ever been a democracy. We're a republic. As horrific as it sounds, Dana is right.

    Although, we as voters actually get a voice every two years (Congress). Even if we do keep electing incumbents.