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Dana Perino recalled a sweet childhood declaration that turned out to be true in this preview of her upcoming book:

“My parents said that when I got home to Denver, I stood on the milk box under our flag and proclaimed that one day I was going to work in the White House. We didn’t really believe that, but 22 years later it came true.”

She also reveals something that a good number of DC political staff could stand to remember:

“When I first got the job in the West Wing, the chief of staff, Andy Card, met with me in his office and gave me some advice about how to approach working for the President of the United States and the citizens of the country. He suggested that every morning before I walked into work that I take a moment to say a prayer of thanks for the opportunity.”

Read more about her first gig at the White House here.


Photo by Flickr user Jeff Krause