Speaking as the house loony liberal, cheers to CNN for hiring Tony Snow. I don’t even know what they’ll pay him to do, though I’m guessing that conveniently forgetting the indelible link between supporting the president and supporting the troops will play into it. Well enough; every network will have a Kristol or, god save us all, Michelle Malkin to cry on a daily basis about the depredations of Democratic government. At least Snow is a communications professional, engaging and not obviously retarded.
In fact, that is why I think it was a good choice by CNN. I don’t mean that in any ironic snarky way, it just was. Look at it this way: Snow might be the one, singular high-level Bush appointee who showed a basic ability to do his job. He ran the press in circles of bullshit and empty phrases, but one could say that is the Press Secretary’s primary job. He didn’t out any CIA agents. If the cable channels must pay someone to repeat right-slanted nonsense every few hours, and it’s pointless pretending that won’t happen, I honestly prefer Snow to most of the alternatives.