Mao Fan Anita Dunn Responds: "I Was Joking"

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Posted: Oct 16, 2009 9:46 AM
ABC's White House Correspondent Jake Tapper has tweeted about his question to WH Communications Director Anita Dunn about her comments in praise of Mao Tse Tung.  Her reponse?
Dunn says she was joking. Referring to an old Lee Atwater schtick.
Ha!  What could be funnier than talking to high school students about your affinity for a brutal communist dictator?  I'm in stitches. 

What do you think?  Did it seem like Dunn was joking when she made this speech?