Robert KC Johnson at Cliopatria noted:
It's not exactly reassuring to hear White House press secretary Dana Perino confess that, when asked by a reporter, she didn't know what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.
Her theory? "It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I'm pretty sure."
Well, at least she figured out the missiles and Cuba part...
The White House Press Secretary is a PR agent and does not have much of a voice in policy decisions. Her historical ignorance only hurts her ability to spin stories. Still, she ought to know about this relatively recent historical event. At least, she probably should not being admitting she doesn't know something like this.
The story Johnson referenced is at http://rawstory.com/news/2007/White_House_press_secretary_admits_she_1210.html.
And thus ends a rather rare foray into current events here at the American Presidents Blog.