So how is Tony Snow settling into his new job? In today's press briefing Snow talked about "some fairly miraculous developments in Iraq". He said whatever is happening right now is "hugely important":
And I think that's a hugely important milestone, and you've got to look at this as a new beginning and a new opportunity, because there's now somebody to deal with. And I think that's hugely important...Snow then denies that Bush ever said it would be wrong to impose a deadline for withdrawal of US forces ("I honestly don't think the President has had any comment on it"). He spends a lot of time referring reporters to other people because he cannot answer questions himself. The effect is that he seems to know very little indeed.