Who needs Karl Rove when you've got the White House press corps planning political events for you?
At this morning's White House press gaggle, reporters pressed -- and then advised -- Dana Perino on the kind of ceremony the president might have when he vetoes the supplemental spending bill for Iraq that's making its way to his desk.
From the transcript:
Reporter: Do you envision ... a formal -- I don't want to call it a ceremony, but for lack of a better word -- event, at this point?
Perino: We're talking about it, and what we would do, but we don't have any plans yet to announce. We're thinking about it.
Perino: But, obviously, the president has said he's going to veto it, and I think that it's important that the American people see him doing it.
Reporter: But this would be only his second veto, and I recall that during the stem cell veto, there was an elaborate event in which he brought families. I'm wondering if you're planning to bring military --
Perino: A little bit too early for us to preview, since we don't even have the bill yet and we don't know what day that it's coming. It's important.
Reporter: Yes, but you can get it together.
Perino: We're pretty good. (Laughter.)
Reporter: Just call it a "no surrender" party. (Laughter.)
Perino: We'll take that under consideration.
Reporter: A great Bruce Springsteen [song], "No Retreat, No Surrender."
Perino: I don't think he'd come. (Laughter.)