But he nominated her anyway.
President Barack Obama nominated his predecessor’s press secretary, Dana Perino, to the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors.
We asked Perino about it, and she told us that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell put her name forward for the position.
“I was honored that Senator McConnell recommended me, and humbled when I found out it was accepted. I look forward to meeting the senators and to hopefully earning their support for confirmation.”
Yup, she still has to get the Senate’s stamp of approval.
Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Perino at White House daily press briefing in 2007)