MS. PERINO: Helen.
Q Why is the President dodging a personal phone call to Musharraf?
MS. PERINO: The President has had his Secretary of State —
Q I'm asking you directly why doesn't he call him?
MS. PERINO: The President feels very strongly that President Musharraf knows exactly how he feels about the situation.
Q That isn't the point.
MS. PERINO: It is the point.
Q Dana, does the White House believe that Musharraf is now a dictator?
MS. PERINO: Look, I think that that is — it's premature to say that.