Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The headlines should read: Fox News' Tony Snow...

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush announced his new White House press secretary on Wednesday: former Fox News host Tony Snow.

"As a professional journalist, Tony Snow understands the importance of the relationship between government and those whose job it is to cover the government," Bush said during a White House appearance.
It should be noted that Tony Snow was V.P. Cheney's pick for the post-shooting interview. It should also be noted that Snow did a fairly good job.

So, is this a play to the GOP base that would listen to Snow subbing for Rush?

Is this a confirmation of Cheney's influence in the White House, as the V.P. only watches Fox News?

The most important question: will this improve Bush's dismal ratings? One can answer that without much speculation and with a firm "no." Those ratings are a result of the Iraq war among other problems.

One of those problems is Don Rumsfeld. CNN:
The defense secretary, who flew to Baghdad on orders from President Bush, arrived in Iraq on a C-17 military transport. Rice arrived six hours later, flying in from Turkey.

At a news conference with Casey, Rumsfeld said Iraq is moving forward.

"This is a sovereign country, and they are making impressive progress," he said.


Blogger Snow Fort said...

I hope this leads to more "Man, that was a great Snow-Job" comments and not so many "Fox News is in bed with the White House." As we've seen, Presidential approval ratings are not tied to the occupant of the Presiden'ts bed.

11:32 AM  
Blogger zen said...

The appointment of Snow completely reaffirms that the administration intends to polish it's spin machine, rather than level with the public.

12:48 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Great point, Zen.

1:09 PM  

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