February 5, 2008 | Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary was the keynote speaker at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Public Policy Lecture Series held at the historic Riggs Library at Georgetown University.
Ms. Perino was born to Jan and Leo Perino in Evanston, Wyoming and raised in Denver, Colorado since the age of 2. When she was 6 years old, Dana stood on a milk crate in her Denver house, held up an American flag, and told her parents, "I'm gonna work in the White House." By third grade, she and her father, Leo Perino, were debating the news of the day at the dinner table. "He wanted me to have read the newspapers and to have picked out one or two articles to discuss by the time he got home and then we always watched the evening news together and my Dad and I would always watch the Sunday shows as well." said Perino.
(Pictured above: Dana Perino; Charlie Russo, Dana Perino, Patricia De Stacy Harrison)
(Pictured above: Dana Perino, John Marino, Sinatra, Sebastiani Cardi, Luca Ferrari)
(Pictured above: Dana Perino, Francesco Isgro)
(Text reprinted from Voce Italiana - March. 2008)
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