April 26, 2006

A Snow Man

For even more Bush snow jobs...
The Washington Post said Snow decided to accept the offer after top officials assured him he would not be just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates.
Well, that should be good. I mean, he can't have less experience than Bush, can he? So why not put him in charge of, say, foreign policy?

It gets better:
The Post quoted sources as saying Snow viewed himself as well-positioned to ease the tensions between the Bush White House and the press corps because he understands politics and journalism.
It's all just a problem of spin, you see? Let's all just sit down and talk about it, shall we?

McClellan's replacement may turn out to be yet another embarrassing Bush nomination. Think Progress quotes Snow previously saying Bush is ‘An Embarrassment,’ ‘Impotent,’ and ‘Doesn’t Seem To Mean What He Says’. Let's see if the White House Press Corps ask the hard questions or give him a free pass. Media Matters has framed a few good questions for starters. For example:
Do you still believe that Republicans nationwide "behave like reckless heirs to someone else's fortune"?
Meanwhile, Scott McClellan fails to explain why the (alleged: she denies it's her) leaker in the Mary McCarthy case was found so quickly, yet the leaker in the Valerie Plame case remains at large.

UPDATE: Rather late in the day, but something just occurred to me. We have become so accustomed to the Bush-FOX alliance, and to the US media's generally unhealthy relationship with the Bush administration, that nobody even expresses surprise that a FOX anchor should morph seamlessly into a White House Press Spokesman. Think about it. Given FOX's record of lies and distortions in favour of Bush, there really should be widespread howls of protest.


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