TONY SNOW WHITE HOUSE PRESS SEC. ON WEDS… DEVELOPING…
According to Fox News, Tony Snow will be named the new White House Press Secretary to George W. Bush. With Tony Snow’s record of Presidential speech writing for , work with Fox News Sunday and Fox radio; he will make a perfect Press Secretary.
“He has a great common sense, a great understanding of the issue. He is able to do it with good humor. We see him handle cancer with good humor, I think he can handle (NBC’s) David Gregory with that same great humor, but also be somebody who would really communicate to the American people in a good common sense way,” said Barbara Comstock, a former director of research and planning at the Republican National Committee. Gregory is known to aggressively challenge current White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan during daily press briefings.
UPDATE (4/26/06): Bush picks Fox’s Snow as press secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush has picked Fox News Radio host Tony Snow as his new White House press secretary and is expected to announce the choice as early as Wednesday, a Republican official said on Tuesday night
Tony Snow will be a breathe of fresh air and provide a unique style to the position. I truly hope that GWB and his inner circle allow Tony Snow to run with this position and allow Snow’s personality, whit and charm to be used to deal with the White House Press.
A conservative pundit, Snow, 50, has been host of Fox News Radio’s “The Tony Snow Show” and for a time was anchor of the “Fox News Sunday” program.
The Washington Post said Snow decided to accept after top officials assured him he would not be just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates.
According to The Washington Post, Tony Snow to Be White House Press Secretary, and not just another pretty face.
Fox News commentator Tony Snow was named White House press secretary today after top officials assured him that he would be not just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates, people familiar with the discussions said.