Tony Snow is new White House Press Secretary

The appointment of Tony Snow to be the new White House Press Secretary seems to be a really good move on the part of the president. We were very pleased to hear he had accepted the job. One of the biggest problems, perhaps the biggest problem, for the Bush administration has been with their communication efforts, moreso than the merits of their policies. This is especially true when it comes to the war on terror, and more specifically the Iraq campaign. Mr. Snow will be coming from behind in the effort to counter all the deceptive MSM/Democratic party spin about the Iraq conflict that’s been put out in the last few years, but if anyone is up to the task, he is.

We were pretty surprised to learn that Snow would want the job, actually. Facing a big pay cut and a hostile press corps every day seems to be a step down from where he was working in print, radio, and television media. It’s obviously more a call to duty for him than a career move.

The case that this was a good move was further bolstered as Snow made his statement this morning after the announcement:

I’m delighted to be here. One of the things I want to do is just make it clear that one of the reason I took the job is not only because I believe in the president, because, believe it or not, I want to work with you. These are times that are going to be very challenging. We’ve got a lot of big issues ahead and we’ve got a lot of important things that all of us are going to be covering together. And I am very excited and I can’t wait.

And I want to thank you, Mr. President, for the honor.

Just in terms of tone, demeanor and speaking ability, this appointment already looks like a big step up from Snow’s predecessor, who often seemed ill-at-ease and outmatched by the often hostile press corps. All in all a good day for the White House.

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One response to “Tony Snow is new White House Press Secretary

  1. Scott Holland

    Tony Snow is a open borders tool, so should fit in quite well with El Presidente Bush’s
    administration. There will be no change, all dog and pony.