WASHINGTON – President Bush knows he’s made controversial decisions, but he can move forward knowing “he’s done the right thing,” his spokeswoman said earlier this week.
That’s what Spokeswoman Dana Perino said when asked whether yesterday’s election was a referendum on Bush.
“I’m not saying that he doesn’t recognize that there are people out there who want change. They have been looking for something new. Look, when it comes to the economy, we can understand that,” Spokeswoman Dana Perino said. “This President was asked — asked Americans to take on a really big issue and allow for $700 billion of taxpayer money to be reinvested so that we could get our economy moving again. That was a tough decision and a very unpopular one. It was very controversial.
“What keeps him going is knowing that he’s done the right thing. When it comes to protecting this country, since the September 11th attacks he’s been able to do that,” Perino added. “Iraq is in a totally different place than it was a year ago today. We have made improvements across different continents, from Africa to India. We have better relations with China than we inherited. And when he goes home to Texas, President Bush will be able to look in the mirror and know that he was true to his values and true to his principles. And that’s what keeps him going.”