"We're gonna stay out of the primary politics and when there's a nominee – the president will vigorously support that nominee," Perino said.
Asked if she doesn't feel a duty to defend the president's record, she responded: "I will refer you to the Republican National Committee, which during the primary season can answer those questions. As much as I may want to, I'm not going to do it from the podium. I did it once before in Waco – I'll not do it again."
And that was a reference to her response to Sen. Hillary Clinton's charge that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are invisible to President Bush. She called it: "unconscionable that a member of Congress would say such a thing."
UPDATE: When asked, what did the RNC have to say? Nada.