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4/25/2006

Kurtz: Tony Snow Accepts White House Press Secretary Position

Filed under: Blogging Matters,General,Politics — Patterico @ 6:19 pm



In tomorrow’s Washington Post, Howard Kurtz will report that Tony Snow has decided to accept the White House Press Secretary position — contingent only on positive results from a CAT scan, showing no recurrence of cancer. [UPDATE: And, via Xrlq, we have word that Snow has a clean bill of health. Excellent.]

I think it’s a great choice. He’ll do a much better job than Scott McClellan did. And I’m not just saying that because Tony once praised my blog.

UPDATE: A great quote from the Kurtz piece:

In a December 2000 column in the Washington Times, he referred to “Democrats and journalists (but I repeat myself).”

Heh. By the way, does Howard Kurtz seem to be everywhere lately, or is it just me?

15 Responses to “Kurtz: Tony Snow Accepts White House Press Secretary Position”

  1. This appointment is very good news Tony Snow is excellent; McClellan was awful. A little housecleaning at CIA is also in order…

    Deacon Bleau (938eb2)

  2. Amid rampant speculation, it is rumored that Fox News and the Bush administration will be collaborating on a new program direct from the White House. An unnamed Fox source has confirmed the speculation and has provided some further information to Thought Theater. Bucking the trend towards reality based programming; the show is expected to be loosely based upon the selective facts surrounding the internal workings of the President and his policy operatives. The source went on to say that the program will have a superficial talk show – game show format where reporters will be allowed to ask questions and then each member of the White House Press Corp will use a hand-held device to vote on whether they believe the answers that Tony provides. Once the question and answer session is completed, the reporter with the most correct votes will enter a soundproof booth with Helen Thomas.

    Helen will be wired with a microphone. Tony then turns on Helen’s mic and allows her to ask a question. Once the question has been asked, the Press Corp votes again on whether the question should be allowed or whether the winning reporter in the sound booth should bitch slap Helen and end her questioning. The unnamed source, when pressed, refused to acknowledge that the tabulation system had been provided by Diebold. At that point Brit Hume’s voice was overheard in the background calling for security. The phone then went silent. Efforts to contact (Juan) the source have since failed.

    read more observations here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

    Daniel DiRito (066493)

  3. Wow, a conservative actually came out and admitted Snow is better than McClellan. My, are we ballsy.

    Xrlq (061a15)

  4. I’m glad Snow has the job and will do a job job pushing the President’s agenda. Personally I think that McClellan was a disaster for that agenda: completely inept at explaining Bushs policies, embarrassingly bad at everything a press secretary has to do, projecting every day to the entire world a pathetic image of sad sackery and with the presidential seal right there under his quacking face!

    [Ballsy! — P]

    Polybius (e56744)

  5. […] UPDATE: The ballfest continues. […]

    damnum absque injuria » Score! (38c04c)

  6. Snow is so affable. I hope they don’t destroy him.

    Patricia (2cc180)

  7. @ Daniel and #2 : wow. That’s wild! Like a combination of Mark Burnett and Aaron Sorkin.

    Vermont Neighbor (a9ae2c)

  8. Sounds like Patterico will make it onto the next ‘web of connections’.
    > And I’m not just saying that because Tony once praised my blog.

    Wesson (c20d28)

  9. The White House Snow

    Well one thing is for sure Tony Snow, the new Press Secretary, will give Helen Thomas a good run for her money. I don’t think the Press room will be the ‘quick sand terrain’, that it proved to be during the McClellan reign. Snow is certainly a more …

    All Things Beautiful (72c8fd)

  10. PHOTOSHOP: Tony Snow Set To Handle Vultures As New Press Secretary

    (Helen Thomas and David Gregory’s heads obtained from screen captures at Expose the Left) (vulture photo) I threw that together last night after we’d all heard Fox News confirm that Tony Snow would in fact be taking the job,…

    RightWinged.com (bf02ff)

  11. Kurtz everywhere? His wife is GOP consultant, so it shouldn’t be hard for him to be plugged into such stories.

    Dano (826191)

  12. I thought Scottie did a mighty fine job. It takes talent to obfuscate, posture indignantly, and deflect consistently, All the while, jokes run amok on the blogs regarding his steady stream of non-answers. LOL. So, now comes the Snow job extraordinaire. Let’s see if he can spin the lies any better. He must be an extremely talented tarantula type spinner. HA!

    blubonnet (86405d)

  13. In a December 2000 column in the Washington Times, he referred to “Democrats and journalists (but I repeat myself).”

    Aw, nuts. So, everytime I use my own formulation,

    Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself)

    I’ll have to credit Tony Snow. Even though I don’t remember having read Tony’s version.

    Oh well. The Right Thing to Do™ is The Right Thing to Do™.

    McGehee (5664e1)

  14. The Inadvertant Plagiarist

    If you've been reading Yippee-Ki-Yay! for any length of time, you've seen me write something on the order of,

    Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself)…

    Well, I know for a fact I didn't use it before December 2000.

    I hon…

    Yippee-Ki-Yay! (02b366)

  15. Well one thing is for sure Tony Snow, the new Press Secretary, will give Helen Thomas a good run for her money. I don’t think the Press room will be the ‘quick sand terrain’, that it proved to be during the McClellan reign. Snow is certainly a more …

    Diana (05fc4a)


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