How Have Dana Perino's Legs Helped Her Become Famous?


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As of 2015, no evidence suggests that Dana Perino's legs had anything to do with her fame. Known as a political pundit, she held the position of White House press secretary during the Bush administration, becoming only the second woman to ever fill the post at the time. She is heavily versed in politics.

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Born in Wyoming, Dana Perino grew up in Colorado. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications with minors in Spanish and political science in 1993. During her tenure, she worked with a Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate and began working in news through her connections there. She regularly served as a host of "Capitol Journal," which was a weekly report on Colorado's political situation. She eventually went on to receive her public affairs reporting master's degree from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Perino married Peter McMahon, and the two spent some time in Britain before returning to the United States to live in California. She later moved to Washington D.C. where she worked with the Department of Justice. Through her credentials, she joined the White House staff and became the associate director of communications. During her time in this position, she provided key advice on public relations issues, including media relations and public outreach programs.

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