Bush announced that Tony Snow will be his new press secretary:
President Bush announced his new White House press secretary on Wednesday: former Fox News host Tony Snow.
“As a professional journalist, Tony Snow understands the importance of the relationship between government and those whose job it is to cover the government,” Bush said during a White House appearance.
Snow replaces Scott McClellan, who announced last week he would step down during a West Wing makeover by Josh Bolten, the new White House chief of staff.
Snow, 50, was a weekend news anchor and political analyst for the Fox News Channel, which he joined in 1996. He also hosted “The Tony Snow Show” on Fox News Radio.
Some quick thoughts:
1.) I have no idea what would motivate ANYONE to be the WH press secretary for ANY administration.
2.) Why anyone would want to be the press secretary for THIS administration makes even less sense.
3.) I would have chosen someone who was not affiliated with Fox news, for the obvious reasons.
4.) I haven’t seen anyone do it yet, but I am sure by this time next week I will be ready to slug people who use the phrase ‘snow job’ and think they are being clever.
That having been said, Tony Snow didn’t seem like a crazy person on the news shows I have seen him do, but I have heard him be occassionally hacktacular on his own show. I guess we will find out and see which Tony Snow we get.