Former White House press secretary Dana Perino (Associated Press) Former White House press secretary Dana Perino (Associated Press)

Dana Perino, co-host of Fox News’s “The Five,” chimes in with a nicely turned essay on her feelings about Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer. It’s titled “Why I’ve always admired Charles Krauthammer,” and it answers that question amply:

For years I’ve admired Charles Krauthammer. In the old days, when I jumped out of bed to get my copy of the Washington Post, I would immediately skip ahead to his column (now I get to read it as soon as it posts on Thursday nights).

I would run home and get there just in time to see the panel discussion on “Special Report,” taking off my coat only after the first segment. I turned up the volume when he spoke and shushed my husband until the commercial break.

Very nice of Perino to write up this fine nod to her colleague, even if its purpose, at least in part, is to promote the hour-long documentary — “Charles Krauthammer – A Life that Matters” — that’s set to air on Fox News Friday night at 10 p.m. ET. The Fox News documentary on the Fox News contributor also coincides with the publication of Krauthammer’s new book, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.” Fox News is very good to its people.

Disclosure: Krauthammer is an opinion writer here at The Post.