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tapped as to anchor a network news program we are very glad that she returned home to south florida where she now anchors nbc news one -- she has won four emmys and also served on the board of the university of miami and other charitable organizations. please welcome jackie nespral and she will be introducing dana perino.na [applause] thank y >> good morning berger of having a good time so far? is is an honor to introduce our next guest she is a, wonderful author girl power when. the first woman to serve as press secretary to represent
president if you read in her biography that is a accomplishment if you're the first of anything when the most popular l. a new york times best selling author now coming out with another book named t11 and have millions of followers of there is anything she cannot do she knows she'll once an muscle until she gets it she is just as comfortable with wearing a pair of boots and as a pair of pumps as she is today. she bonds complain they're no good single men in washington d.c. said that she imported her husband from britain actually that is not the whole story she met him on a flight. we have befriended, who is a white house correspondent ken he told me her and her
husband are one of the most grounded genuine people you'll ever meet twitches the testament to for goodgo judgment and good luck.ea she really really, really loves her dog so much shee wrote a book about america's dog jasper only 5-foot 2 inches but she says she is by flight pushy is a patron giant in that media landscape. ladies and gentlemen dana perino. [applause] >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> it is of pleasure because nothing is going on in the world of politics. absolutely nothing but let's talk about the book because before there was jasper
there was harry. >> henry. >> henry. yes. he also felt you through a difficult time? >> it is up players to be here i was here in 2010 because i did up publicity to work for george w. bush with his book decision points and never imagined that would have an opportunity to come here as an author myself so i am grateful for the opportunity so henry was my first teach 20 the dog i own as an adult my husband and i got him in scotland when we lived there is tremendous has been donald plane and removed to england we both wanted a dogant . we have never even known about the t20 we found out about them in switzerland with a trip that we took and i fell in love with these stocks.
saying that henry helped me through difficult time but because i am not a natural long form writer a thought maya their book would be healed in when i would ever write there was a chapter about dogs i love dogs of wanted so much to include that part of my life in the book but they needed to cut it down so i gave back the dog chapter in my editor a said of promise one day there will be a dog book. so in writing this one of the things he always has me do it is more per car remember your teacher wouldre write that? more? it means that had to dig deeper and be willing toto share more. when i realized with henry the was 26 when i got him i was on capitol hill i got married at a fairly young age for my group.
living in england never even met george w. bush by a then lived in san diego three years 9/11 happens to come back to washington d.c. working at the justice department and then end up working as a white house press secretary then be moved to new york start working on a show called "the five" and henry was with me for all of that so when you have a companion be like that as a seaman or a dog it was a nice complement to keep us grounded one of the reasons peter and i have such a good strong marriages we have found this shared affection for our pets in most people across america feel the same way abouteel th their dogs 67 percent of households have a pet deny found to find common ground
people that may not want to talk to a republican. [laughter] but i go to the dog parkrk between six and 9:00 a.m. i have dog park rules for siemens and dogs dogs cannot sit down and humans cannot talk about work or politics. >> was sure has been arrested quick. >> key was. these are photoshop to. peter was arrested eventually after walking henry off leash in washington d.c. he got a ticket this story is pretty funny because as it over criminalization of america you hear from the right and left this is a good example this was a bureaucratic nightmare new address to send the ticket to pay he tries three times now he is a newly minted u.s. citizen and he tells me i will have my day in court.
i settled think that is a good idea. [laughter] britain and america have a lot of similarities but the legal system is not one of them and sure enough he had to go operation clean slate that required an entire day different jails cells including leg shackles at 1. i was in the white house the acting press secretaryi wa he knew he'd have a messy in the movies i know the right side get one phone call. officer smith did not want him to. >> host: know my rights city called the white house. [laughter] he was sent calling to say spring me out to wanted to let me know to hire the dog walker because henry would be home all day by himself. [laughter] i was in the oval office and carlton was the assistant and said would you like me a to interrupter he said no that is not a good idea. there is a period in the beating have was quiet
checked my blood period not good manners and a sea of message that says peter called he said he might want to get the dog walker to come this morning and probably this afternoon and i thought that church has been arrested laugh laugh i knew right away. he almost had to spend the>> night because it was so late but finally when he saw theth judge she apologized and said he never should have been here then he held up his medical play again said i have had an interesting introduction into the u.s. judicial system. >> so the illustrator created the of mud shots. >> there are a greatk. illustrations. >> we will scroll through these laugh laugh social media can be a menace but
there's one thing that i metia an artist through a twitterter. when we became friendly because i tend to over sharee about my dog saw the show and social media such as artists got a kick out of jasper he has a shorter fourier than the other very expressive dog and he would photoshop and into different scenes so one day on "the five" we were talking about a watch later that day there was a photograph of jasper as a david hasselhof was.lh >>ame >> i love the reaction this is photoshop waterskiing butpe what is funny is in many of the of pictures before there was a book there were no clothes.
i told the artist we might want to make this a little more family friendly so he added these and making kelly told me her son loves the pitchers so much that he takes the book to bed with him that night.t about six months after became to new york can repast a way i write about that if you have the pet you have been through this pageablyb 53 get your kleenex out. and greta called me that night at 10:00 p.m. and you think it is not good news and she said i heard about henry. i will tell you you will think it is impossible but what you need to do right away is get another dog. i have 101 reasons why we could not, 46 floors had the potty trained a puppy in an apartment there is an entire
chapter we get right not one blade of grass and a neighborhood at the time but today's later i worked at the studio you know, what it is like a fast-paced and news and hair and makeup and people but peter works fromm home and i had to be home one of those days in the afternoon and i realized the apartment was silent and he works from home internationally so he does not meet anybody he needed that companionship as much as i did so we called a breeder and she had taken care of henry when we were traveling and she said had a feeling you would be calling me. we have a litter born next week he will be ready for pick up to fifth and that is what we got him. >> talking about this is done distressful election to recover and jasper has
really helped to bring people together with different points of view. >> talking about social media interaction a lot of people follow me but i don't>> talk politics on facebook or instagram i do know politics at all for cartwright to connect with people in n ofpo wave with my dogs level get home from a show me a controversial subject silicon twitter or facebook people send me pictures of their dog right post about jasper and they get a kick out of it and it would take the edge off. the that the dog park that is always fun but social media can be a tough place and melania trump said one of her platforms is about cyber bullying because even as an adult they can be affected by that they gave me an insight because what
parents of younger people or younger people go throughh when we were kids if you were bullied at least you could go home as a safe place but if your life is on this device you always see it and can never get away. but jasper cannot read, i don't think. so i could take that to utilize the dog sometimes i just called on him. >> your last book "and the good news is" was a best-seller be. i know you had the segment in the book how did that, booktv -- come about your talking about the timing one week after the election and sure they know what they want to talk about politics. >> in the first book i said it got too long so the editors said cut something
"and the good news is" iss pretty tightly written and i fiddled with it to get 1,000 words out but i just felt for the mentoring for young professionals and did not want to cut anything the stories about george to behi bush and behind-the-scenes howard dean take thesese stories out?ak it wanted me to cut 10,000 words the dog chapter was 9500 and so i went and said you could have the dark chapter back he said there will be a dog book one day so i decided to do this when they told me the publication date october 25, 2016 i said you sure? nobody will pay attention and the editor said people will need something that will be different and not political and they werere right the response has been very good also the "new york times" best-seller list justrk
the book signing sofar michigan, colorado, wyoming, california, floridaom yesterday about three people ask me about politics for cause some people brought their dogs. i have this one it is felt jasper laugh laugh it was given to me. one of the things that isin amazing is that people send me their amazing perhaps the woman he makes this puerto brenda, takes a photograph of jasper and hand makes this. i take it with me because ii cannot take jasper everywhere and i feel their love of dogs to show me they are grateful for my presence on fox news or "the five" or public-service yesterday's woman made jaspers name in
chinese calligraphy. somebody actually commissioned a painting for me was from an artist in chicago now that hangs in the homeboy. hall sorts of things. has a way to bring people together. >> you were the press secretary. [laughter] nate and kelly says is that true? >> you're really the voice of the administration, etch pressure was set at such a young age to listen to your every word'' crack. >> by looking back i feel i had the job at the right time that even six months of for one of venice stretch to
you remember tony snow the press secretary before me?me? the day before he left a the white house asked me to come to his office and said how are you doing? i said not very good because i was happy to be behind the scenes i am not sure how i will pull your shoes he said stand up and i am only 5-foot tall he wast tall. 655 inches and he shook me a a little bit with his hands on my shoulders and said you are better at this anything to hour.ing everything a i had not started the war the president had not gotten mad at me because i was a deputy for so long only state the deputy job because that is how you know how to do the main job that this is
what he meant i don't have to try to be just like timst as the white house press secretary dick just be myself if i would do with over i would be so much better now because i didn't have that tv experience i have had over the last eight years i now think it would have been a better press secretary with the ability to communicate pathmark front end -- mark from cbs news said tony snow average briefing was 42 end dana perino was 21 i was kept in and to get out. >> what about the new press secretary advice? >> they had the great fraternity we all get along the recession aired understanding to know whatng it is like to be at the
podium to take the questions advocate for the president and the media access to the of government. policy is king to make sure you have access to see the policy decisions being made is very important idol lot i of listening before i did talking. also i embraced the job felice certainly the best job will ever have in my life propelled me to the top of the chosen profession and it changed my life forever. i know i would not be able to write two books have a chance to come to miami book fair in nearby was never the white house press secretary i get back up. won wonderful things come into your life the only thing we can ask is to give back after words weather might advice to young people and our refresher is still involved talking about his time as the press secretary
and he was there during 11 recently i had got breakfast with josh earnest i said to have so many stories you don't even realize yet like courage to them to write some of them down as he was finishing up because he will be talking about them for the rest of his life people blow want to hear what it is like working for president obama. >> what about your transition into fox? >> in the beginning i did not want to have a presence on television because i felti f a wanted to be a part of the conversation my initial career path the wanted to be jackie nespral amaze some choices not to do while local news but the to capitol hill as a spokesperson but as a started as a contributor i realized i still felt like asp
spokesperson for somebody else speaking of behalf of president bush or to explainsiol decisionmaking then when i started on "the five" idealized it really care what george to be bush thinks they want to know my personal opinion. that was scary sometimes i felt like i was on a high wire without a net deride didn't even know my personal opinion my for life had then about speaking on somebody else's behalf because who cares what i thought?decision-mr and i give credit to the executives at fox news and my co-host because they helped to draw me out to show some personality.and sometimes i am funny sometimes i am serious
sometimes i don't know the first time they ask with feelings of legalization of marijuana it started to say what i would have said about president bush's thoughts and i stopped and i thought i don't know what i think. you will have to give me some time to think about it and i still conflicted because my instinct was no legalization of drugs because i believe did the just say no campaign as of a kid that what is your brain on drugs i was terrified to get in trouble and still have. even at the white house because into the oval office the first thing he would say talk over there is nothing wrong. in the head of fox news says the same money to talk to you and everything is okay. because it might to get in trouble but it is like a
psychiatric session. [laughter] but jasper was a little bit of that buffer for me to connect with people that maybe i was a little reticent to give my own personal opinion or to be so public about me. the job now is a wave more public and personal them and i was white house press secretary because you speak on somebody else's behalf. not your own and the dog was up buffer can connect without being so personal. what is next? >> you have authored books and then press secretary for president. >> digest had a chance to do election coverage with an
amazing election year with the big primary night san and debates i was right there with charles and steve's and tucker and megyn kelly and it is a tightknit group and we worked lot of hours. truly jackie that is what i always wanted to do. started in wyoming in thirddo grade, my dad had me read the rocky mountain news in denver post before he got home i had to choose to articles to discuss before dinner that started my interest 24 asia snooze consumer but what i wanted to do my call wife was beyond the sunday show talking about the news of t the day now like to say i loved it when i would watching you as a kid he does not think that is funny. [laughter]
>> now you do that five days a week so why i describe my life and is joy a and gratitude depending on how many people are in line but my plate is fall with all of my favorite foods the only thing any to do what right now is take one food off because it has won a wild couple of years. >> maybe i will not do another book for a while all the way do love the writing process and the voracious reader i cannot wait to get into a stack of books that have piled up by saw one of the other authors here blew wrote rules of civility which i loved i loved that book now like to be friends with him which is so fun but he wrote a new book called a gentle man in moscow and i have been 50 pages in for
about three months. soleil need to read more fiction but they do believe reading books opens that creativity part of your mind to understand other people and history a red the nightingale although light we cannot see and allow the characters but they feel through without political transition helps me to understand what people feel now with your unhappy with the election results or excited it you can understand that through fiction and i truly believe that. the one thing will do is figure out to read more to take a step back and would like to write another book in the future but i will spend some time to let that percolate not do that in the election year again.
that is up picture. >> before we open for questions we have seen a lot of protest going on and after this historic election there is some divisiveness they were still hopeful? >> yes. i think this will burn out and go while in may have been shocking to those that our unhappy with time by respect their right to protest i would hope they reduce so peacefully and i think and hope they can take the breath to wait and see what happens of course, there is a way to participate in our democracy your unhappy you can be involved the way the founding fathers set up idea remain optimistic in all sorts of ways especially after traveling this past week in all the different
states americans are very kind i saw that yesterday people standing in line waiting for me add to the villages and people were so kind bringing something they made or to say thanks for working so hard to bring usto your opinion or they call me the voice of reason.pl we have a lot more in common than we may think. in may have happened out of protest but if you feel somebody had to unfriended on facebook or you cannot connect with a neighbor because of politics i did meet a makeup artist to told me her and her husband renounce speaking because of the election he was voting for trump she voted for clinton i said to you have a dog? she said the oecd might want
to get one laugh laugh because it brings people back to gather -- to gather. >> this is so interesting so we will stop and we will take questions.ke we have about 14 minutes. >> i can get a lot answered. best. >> forgive me if we have to cut it off but let's get started. >> first thank you very much for a lovely discussion now officially three republicansnowy is fishy aaficionado's off rocky mountain post in the room. i am an infectious diseaseor, og dr. n. george bush legacy was aids in africa i find myself defending president bush polities think his
legacy will be years down the road? will he come out positive for negative in history? >> this is an author also presenting here who just wrote a book about miracless in medicine. book about one of the things george to be a bush would tell us he was not worried about hiss legacy i've been told reporters that and say that b is baloney but he said last year i read three books about george washington and if historians are still analyzing the first president and the 43rd doesn't have a lot to worryy about because he will never know. he has done an amazing job as post president one is very respectful of his successor to be silent be he has created an amazing
institution that the bush library with uh pepfar program even democrats would say that is amazing it was very bold and 2003 but it isar credited with saving a generation in africa not only the humanitarian obligation but was also national-security because connolly's a rice said we are about to have a failed state all across africa because these young people are dying and the parents are dying and the ones that remain the only people to take care of them are the bad actors. we have the means to do something different purpose so he has continued to work on that he instilled in me a passion for africa program have been several times a sense and volunteer at living hope a faith based
center in africa that gets pepfar many balls so they charitable hospital that works on the coast of westwo africa and is all surgery the work that they do is amazing and angelic for also i think you will see him continue to do amazing things maybe next year they'll maybe book fair will have him talk about his book coming out in march she is just finishing up the portraits of 98 wounded warriors that served under his command he started to paint after the white house he learned from churchill after he retired to churchill wrote nsa how people in retirement need to have three copies and take lessons and painting is what churchill did and 43 took a shot and it turns out he is very good so he serves it is
not so different way so that legacy i do think he is a shirt to be a very good man and wonderful president. >> what is your relationshipper. today correct. >> we're very friendly. he is great a work with barbara bush literacy foundation an amazing group. they help people become literate all across america. they have a 90 percent success rate for the workam that they do i recently saw him at one of those defense. we are buddies. >> prior to the invasion of iraq for many months i remember george bush on television talking about we don't want the smoking gun to be in the form of a mushroom cloud and weapons of mass destruction. that turned out to be false doformation. day think that is the product of the intelligence
community that doesn't know what it is doing? or the dissemination of false information prior to the invasion the unprovokedfo foreign country was part of a conspiracy to invade iraq or were you aware at the time? if not can you share what it is like to be with a group of people who are disseminating false information. >> okay. i get it. got it.not they killed by. this has been a debate on going of when say it is a false it was wrong. if you like that intelligence agencies across the world to have the same information the decision was made with it security council. times not there at the time saliva not have had access to that intimation anyway. >> as a follow-up everybody seems to agree the
occupation of iraq was not handled efficiently you were around bush during that occupation did you feel he was focused on the administration post invasion of iraq? >> i would encourage you to read his book decision points there is an entiree two chapter analysis spokesperson for him with the surge to turn that around which he did. >> kevin sullivan is a good friend of mine and told me were one of the oneness the smartest and nicest peoplehe he has worked with but as a republican presidential spokesperson what do yousa think of the relationship donald trump as with the media?nd becky doesn't take my advice. [laughter] the relationship between president and the press
corps is always adversarial. it is set up that way that doesn't mean it is beneficial because he definitely benefited from the media attention that is something he knows how to do very while to get the media to cover his stories when he says they are biased they cover that. [laughter] he cannot lose part of their our tactics now in terms of how to communicate with people sewed twitter it is a way that donald trump can communicate directly withit w people every time he sends a tweet the media covers it providing debt is interesting to see how the media will get their footing f to decide how they will cover but i would encourage the trump whitehouse to allow the access from reporters to the of
government it is one of the things the founding fathers set up and they were right to do so in the media iser critical plus food is to say this story will be that quick sice said earlier i remember when obama firstt carted he wanted to keep the white house photographers from the wire services would not let them n to the major things they used to and they said he never takes a bad picture so why not let them in? it is a way to make sureat that relationship keeps going up. places that don't have a free media turnout like venezuela or russia or places he would not necessarily want to live. but if this a necessary, not
even an evil but it is necessary. >> we have time for one more question. >> i love you on "the five" thanks for the great job you did with george to be a bush .at you did for and your love for our country i have announced to serve from of barbara bush literacy foundation nairobi getting a call from you tomorrow. >> yes. 3:00. >> could you tell this great group of people what exactly does the foundation do and how we can help to improve the literacy of the of privileged kids? because i don't know myself and think this is a great group to be involved. >> barbara bush after she left the white house continued to work on the
issue of literacy. is quite surprising because in my circle of friends and family everybody knows howou to read. not even a question. but the thing that is frustrating and a little sad but i might be wrong on the number but maybe 30 million are eldred or under literate that cannot function in society that number has been the same over several decades partly due to immigration by what is amazing the barbara bush foundation has teamed up with high-school students sometimes they have to do volunteer work to do credit to graduate i believe florida is one of those states they match high-school student with a third grader.
they have benchmarks they have to meet there is a curriculum to follow. they will not be able to get their credit if they don't succeed with this child. they have had 98 percent success rate that only children but also adults if you join the board you will see what will amaze you not just that the work for children's literacy because a lot of people do that bute adult literacy that is so important every time they have any event three times per year they invite someone whose life has been changed because now they can read and books are in the home they read to their children and they never could read before get up in front of a crowd of 500 people want and negative see you chills the m
brian happy to be a part of that to. >> we are at the end of airtime for questions we have to stay on schedule for you and also for c-span. thanks to dana perino and jackie nespral. [applause] before you go ibid like to remind you that books are sold outside and i cannot think of a better holiday book than with dog pictures and the books are being designed around the corner she money to get there very quickly. we appreciate all of you coming into the foreword to