Dana Perino isn't sweating her newest job title. This week the former White House press secretary under George W. Bush accepted an adjunct teaching gig at George Washington University.

And what was the best preparation?

"Well in some ways, remember, I went to the briefing room every day at noon and talked about different things," Perino told Yeas & Nays.

It seems those pesky White House correspondents got her in shape for teaching students enrolled in the Graduate School of Political Management, where she will be teaching a class in political communications on advocacy politics and public affairs.

Perino thinks the timing couldn't be better -- the class will look at the intersection of politics and the media during this year's midterm elections. And she already has a few ideas about how she will be as a teacher.

"I don't plan on having something that is a rigorous term paper type of class, I'm really looking forward to having a fulsome conversation about where things stand," she said.

She also plans to use her Washington celebrity status.

"I'm very excited because I have great ideas for guest speakers," she said. "I am looking forward to being able to trade on my name, in some ways, in asking people I have worked with for years that I greatly admire, both from the journalism standpoint and the crisis communications and public affairs world and speech writers, to come into the class to add some richness to the discussion."

And like most in academia, Perino still aspires to be a published author, but she's putting that ambition on pause for the time being.

"I still have some ideas and they are formulating," she said. "One of the things I'll be doing this fall is working on the publicity tour for President Bush's book so mine is on hold until right after that."