Closing Up 1600

Dana Perino's Last Briefing

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino held her final press briefing on Friday—her 145th—and used the opportunity to poke fun at reporters and reflect on the 1,000-plus briefings that have occurred since President Bush took office. "I have a lot of respect for the White House press corps—don't look so surprised," she said. "America needs more reporters, not fewer." But does she think the profession is biased? "If it was a moot question, then we wouldn't always have the discussion," she answered.