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A New Press Secretary?

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Conservatives all over the blogosphere cheered when it was announced that Tony Snow was in the running to replace Scott McClellan as White House Press Secretary. Such a positive reaction from the voice of the conservative base most likely confirmed for the Bush administration that Tony was the right choice.

Well, many of you probably already know that CNN reported earlier today that Tony Snow will likely accept the position of White House Press Secretary.

Fox News Channel's Wendell Goler said it's possible that the announcement could be made tomorrow. Hotline On Call is confirming this:

Tomorrow, Republicans close to the White House expect Pres. Bush to formally name Tony Snow as his new press secretary.

Assuming this information is correct, Tony will make a great press secretary.

Update: It's official. Tony Snow is the new press secretary.


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Comments (17)

Amid rampant speculation, i... (Below threshold)

Amid rampant speculation, it is rumored that Fox News and the Bush administration will be collaborating on a new program direct from the White House. An unnamed Fox source has confirmed the speculation and has provided some further information to Thought Theater. Bucking the trend towards reality based programming; the show is expected to be loosely based upon the selective facts surrounding the internal workings of the President and his policy operatives. The source went on to say that the program will have a superficial talk show - game show format where reporters will be allowed to ask questions and then each member of the White House Press Corp will use a hand-held device to vote on whether they believe the answers that Tony provides. Once the question and answer session is completed, the reporter with the most correct votes will enter a soundproof booth with Helen Thomas.

Helen will be wired with a microphone. Tony then turns on Helen's mic and allows her to ask a question. Once the question has been asked, the Press Corp votes again on whether the question should be allowed or whether the winning reporter in the sound booth should bitch slap Helen and end her questioning. The unnamed source, when pressed, refused to acknowledge that the tabulation system had been provided by Diebold. At that point Brit Hume's voice was overheard in the background calling for security. The phone then went silent. Efforts to contact (Juan) the source have since failed.

read more observations here:

www.thoughttheater.com

Damn - I wanted Dennis Mill... (Below threshold)

Damn - I wanted Dennis Miller

HELEN THOMAS: Mr. Miller, do you really think the founders envisioned such an imperial Presidency. Wouldn't they be shocked?

DENNIS MILLER: Hey babe, I'm not the one who dated half the signers of the Declaration of Independence, You tell me.

Yeah, Dennis Miller would h... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Yeah, Dennis Miller would have been very cool.

I'd be careful about gettin... (Below threshold)

I'd be careful about getting too excited about Tony Snow coming on as press secretary. No matter how good, a salesman really can't sell people what the people don't want... and right now, the people don't want what Bush is selling. Focusing on the messenger and not the message will only delay the day Bush finally does get his act together.

In addition, Snow is a journalist... maybe not as liberal as they are, but he is obviously not uncomfortable in their circles. so who does he owe his allegiance to, his former (and probably future) colleagues or to Bush?

More here at: thoughtsonline

Tony Snow will be great.</p... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Tony Snow will be great.

Press conferences are going to be a bit more entertaining from here on out.

I'm still holding out hope ... (Below threshold)

I'm still holding out hope that FrankJ or Misha will be appointed to the position.

A job I couldn't do and wou... (Below threshold)
docjim505:

A job I couldn't do and wouldn't want. I have trouble saying things I don't believe (hence my boss keeps me away from customers), and I have no patience with stupid, impertinent questions flung at me by a pack of dimwits with an unwarranted opinion of their intelligence and importance.

Oh great, now we will be he... (Below threshold)
wave_man:

Oh great, now we will be hearing the left complaining about the Snow Job that they are getting in the media briefing. Oh, right. That's their complaint already.

Snow will be great. Don't think he will find it too hard to feed it back to the Thomases and the Gregories in the room.

Steve, the press corps neve... (Below threshold)
wave_man:

Steve, the press corps never want what they hear from the Bush Administration, and never will. By that reasoning, why not just discontinue the daily press briefings altogether?

You gotta love how Trey and Matt portrayed the press room a couple of weeks ago on South Park. Dead on.

WHPCorp ... (Below threshold)
John Kerry:

WHPCorp A room full of stiffs just waitng to be buried...

Tony Snow is the Tall Man

Helen Thomas a grumpy old Ogre,s first question for Tony is ? peww something reeks Tony ?the reply ' Helen close your legs...

It is now official. Fox New... (Below threshold)
stan25:

It is now official. Fox News announced about an hour ago that Tony Snow will be taking up his duties as the official White House press Secretary. He is expected to be starting tomorrow morning with an introduction by the presidene. I can just hear the moans and groans from the likes of David Gregory, Bill Plante and Helen Thomas.

Speaking which, I think that it would be a hoot if Tony yanked Helen Thomas' White House press creditials first thing off.

Here's what Tony Snow has s... (Below threshold)
maggysturn:

Here's what Tony Snow has said about Preznit Bush in the past...

TONY SNOW ON BUSH: 'AN EMBARRASSMENT', 'IMPOTENT', 'DOESN'T SEEM TO MEAN WHAT HE SAYS'

Fox News' Tony Snow is expected to be named White House Press Secretary. Here's some of what he's had to say about the President:

- Bush has "lost control of the federal budget and cannot resist the temptation to stop raiding the public fisc." [3/17/06]

- "George W. Bush and his colleagues have become not merely the custodians of the largest government in the history of humankind, but also exponents of its vigorous expansion." [3/17/06]

- "President Bush distilled the essence of his presidency in this year's State of the Union Address: brilliant foreign policy and listless domestic policy." [2/3/06]

- "George Bush has become something of an embarrassment." [11/11/05]

- Bush "has a habit of singing from the Political Correctness hymnal." [10/7/05]

- "No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to defending presidential powers and prerogatives." [9/30/05]

- Bush "has given the impression that [he] is more eager to please than lead, and that political opponents can get their way if they simply dig in their heels and behave like petulant trust-fund brats, demanding money and favor -- now!" [9/30/05]

- "When it comes to federal spending, George W. Bush is the boy who can't say no. In each of his three years at the helm, the president has warned Congress to restrain its spending appetites, but so far nobody has pushed away from the table mainly because the president doesn't seem to mean what he says." [The Detroit News, 12/28/03]

- "The president doesn't seem to give a rip about spending restraint." [The Detroit News, 12/28/03]

- "Bush, for all his personal appeal, ultimately bolstered his detractors' claims that he didn't have the drive and work ethic to succeed." [11/16/00]

- "Little in the character of demeanor of Al Gore or George Bush makes us say to ourselves: Now, this man is truly special! Little in our present peace and prosperity impels us to say: Give us a great man!" [8/25/00]

- "George W. Bush, meanwhile, talks of a pillowy America, full of niceness and goodwill. Bush has inherited his mother's attractive feistiness, but he also got his father's syntax. At one point last week, he stunned a friendly audience by barking out absurd and inappropriate words, like a soul tortured with Tourette's." [8/25/00]

- "He recently tried to dazzle reporters by discussing the vagaries of Congressional Budget Office economic forecasts, but his recitation of numbers proved so bewildering that not even his aides could produce a comprehensible translation. The English Language has become a minefield for the man, whose malaprops make him the political heir not of Ronald Reagan, but Norm Crosby." [8/25/00]

- "On the policy side, he has become a classical dime-store Democrat. He gladly will shovel money into programs that enjoy undeserved prestige, such as Head Start. He seems to consider it mean-spirited to shut down programs that rip-off taxpayers and mislead supposed beneficiaries." [8/25/00]

Another brilliant move by the Bush Administration. LOL.

Right Maggy. Of course what... (Below threshold)

Right Maggy. Of course what Bush should have done was hire a "yes man."

I was talking to my dad t... (Below threshold)
B's Freak:

I was talking to my dad the other day and told him that I hoped Tony wouldn't take the job. Tony's recovering from cancer and shouldn't subject himself to the stress of a hostile press corps.Tony deserves better than "Killed By the Press" as an epitaph. It will also remove him from the airways where he adds to the public debate without adding to the public displays of incivility.

Right Maggy. Of course what... (Below threshold)
maggysturn:

Right Maggy. Of course what Bush should have done was hire a "yes man."
Posted by: McGehee at April 26, 2006 09:44 AM

Poor McGehee. Watch how fast Tony Snow turns into a "yes man" - the Bush team won't have it any other way. It's been the downfall of these morons. The point of all the quotes was to show what hypocrites you all are.....I believe you refer to them as "flip flops".

How does who Bush picks ha... (Below threshold)
John Kerry:

How does who Bush picks have anything to do with Me at all You baricose femmefrond! I would have picked Madeline Nonbright, Her thighs rival Helens neck..

How does who Bush picks hav... (Below threshold)
nancy reagan:

How does who Bush picks have anything to do with Me at all You baricose femmefrond! I would have picked Madeline Nonbright, Her thighs rival Helens neck..
Posted by: John Kerry at April 26, 2006 12:31 PM

But nothing rivals Barbara Bush's fat ass




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