Today Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino quoted a joke from "The Daily Show" about Iraq. So I don't ruin the punchline, that's all I'll say.
"I bet you just guaranteed yourself an appearance there."
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Q Can we go back one more time to this notion of what a clean bill is? Now, not to negotiate, but to define it. If a bill shows up, stripped of the pork, but still has some kind of timetable in it, is that unacceptable to the President?
MS. PERINO: I'm not -- I know that would be great to get me to negotiate from here. I would refer you back to the position of the President --
Q I don't want to negotiate. I want a definition.
MS. PERINO: He has said that an arbitrary timetable in which we send a save-the-date card to the Iraqis is unacceptable to him.
Q So you say save-the-date? So you --
MS. PERINO: I stole that from Don Stewart. (Laughter.)
Q I bet you just guaranteed yourself an appearance there. (Laughter.)
Q I don't think that was Jon Stewart, I think it was Don Stewart. (Laughter.)