What do you think of this choice and what bizarre spin does this put on the white house now?
I’ve been hesitant to post in this thread because I don’t watch Faux..er, I mean Fox (I’d just as soon have root canal done by a blacksmith with a rusty drill and no anesthetic, thank you
), but this whole situation just tickles me to death. Pity poor, loyal Scotty, who did his darndest
to prevaricate and obfuscate, and was still told to fall on his sword for dear leader and step aside for a hard-nosed, perfectly coiffed, white-toothed, camera-ready, experienced TV wonk.
While not at all surprised that W picked someone from the Fox ranks (after all, don’t they all work for him anyway?), I was somewhat astounded that the chosen one was someone who had actually (
) made disparaging comments about the prez. I actually had a moment where I thought that Bush had appointed someone who actually had a mind of his own.
But, wait a minute....
During the interview Hume asked Snow, "You said, among a number of things critical of this President, for example on September 30th of last year, 'No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to defending presidential powers and prerogatives.' How do you plan to deal, when asked with your past criticisms of this president?"
To which Snow responded, "Well, pretty simple answer, which is there are probably a lot of people in the press room who from time-to-time say wooo, wish I hadn't written or said that." Newshounds
Aw, man, that’s exactly
what I would expect. Backpedal and claim you didn’t really mean it. Welcome Scotty II to the job. About the only thing different here is that now we have a really cool catchphrase for the WH Press Secretary - "Snow job".