April 25, 2006


Sources: Tony Snow likely to take White House post (Suzanne Malveaux, 4/25/06, CNN)

Sources close to the White House said Monday that Fox anchor Tony Snow is likely to accept the job as White House press secretary, succeeding Scott McClellan.

The sources said they expect him to announce his decision within the next few days.

A source familiar with the discussions said Monday that newly appointed Chief of Staff Josh Bolten asked Snow to make a decision by early this week.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 25, 2006 8:26 AM

Bush doesn't need another mouth, he needs someone who has a brain, and is not afraid to use it.

Posted by: AllenS at April 25, 2006 10:40 AM

Snow has voiced his concerns about some of the administration's policies and tactics, and while he does have a good sized forum via his radio show and Fox News appearances, not to take the job would be passing up a chance to have a far greater chance to have your voice be heard inside the White House, even if the press secretary normally doesn't have the greatest of clout in getting his or her views translated into official policy.

Posted by: John at April 25, 2006 10:50 AM

He will forever lose any journalistic integrity. I doubt he's worried about that. His radio show was definitely boring. I don't think this is a good hire. Always better to go with an unknown that comes across with integrity. The American people had never "seen and heard" Rumsfeld before 9-11; when they saw him giving press conferences the unanimous impression was "Right on."

Posted by: Sig at April 25, 2006 11:59 AM

"journalistic integrity" heh, heh, that's a good one

Posted by: Bob at April 25, 2006 12:36 PM

re: "Journalistic integrity"

These days when even strippers, prostitutes and pr0n performers worry about their reputations and professional ethics, why shouldn't low-lifes like journalists, too?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 25, 2006 1:54 PM

Gotta agree it's not a good choice, but then everytime I think the prez has made a bad decision, he proves me wrong.

Good luck all round.

Posted by: erp at April 25, 2006 2:47 PM

An excellent choice. Knows the biz and its players, has the right presence. I only worry about his health.

Posted by: ghostcat at April 25, 2006 5:20 PM