Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mr. Snow goes to Washington

From Stop The ACLU:

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.

Two sources familiar with the discussions said Bolten wanted to fill the post this week, as early as Tuesday.

Sources familiar with Snow's deliberations said he has been focusing on family, finances and his health.

The sources said Snow, who has been battling colon cancer, got a good prognosis from his doctor last week and that Snow resolved his concerns about taking the job over the weekend.
Neither Snow nor the White House would comment.

Sources familiar with the matter said the White House approached the Fox anchor several weeks ago. Snow then met with Bolten and other officials at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I don't think they could have a better choice. Tony is a cool, and collected individual that always gets his facts straight, and has not fear of confrontation. He is always aware, accurate, and well informed. He's a clear cut kind of guy that would be an excellent choice for this positition. I definitely think he would be more articulate the area of communicating the Whitehouse's ideas than any of the last few Press secretaries. He knows the angles that the press corps will be trying to worm their way into, and is well experienced in dealing with sensitive issues. I've got my fingers crossed on this one.

As I said when I first commented on this it will be a good fit for the White House. Snow has been defending the Administration even when they have been wrong for years.

Looking at things from Tony's viewpoint I have to wonder. The job can only last a couple more years and then he's sending out resumes. Although Fox News will always take him back I doubt that Fox Radio will be able to. This causes me to speculate that maybe his show isn't doing so well. After all he has had to be absent for long periods due to his illness. This does not help build ratings.

Also it is possible that Fox Radio is less than successful. After all Tony's show is the only thing they have that is any good. The whole thing might be getting ready to just go away.

Anyway I wish Tony and the White House luck.