Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Is Tony Snow On Deck?

The White House shake up continues.

Karl Rove will move out of a policy role and into a political role. I am not sure there is any real difference in those two roles in this administration, but it will be interesting to watch.

More interesting and much less surprising is the resignation of press secretary Scott McClellan. Dude has been way over his head for months. To be honest, it would have been damn hard for anyone to weather the storm of bad news that has beset this administration recently.

FoxNews' Tony Snow is rumored to be McClellan's replacement. He is handsome, charming, articulate, and he has White House experience from the Bush 41 administration. Moving from FoxNews to White House press secretary would be a simple interdepartmental transfer for him.

I believe Snow to be a dedicated conservative, so I have to wonder how hard it would be for him to face the press as Bush 43's public face day after day. While Bush caters to the religious right on some social issues, he is hardly a classic conservative. That might be the biggest drawback for Snow if he is offered the job.

Tony Snow and my Uncle Martin were good friends at Davidson College in the mid 1970's. I wish I could find Snow's column in USA Today about a whitewater trip he and Martin took. It was a classic.


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