WASHINGTON-- President Bush on Wednesday named
conservative commentator Tony Snow as White
House press secretary, putting a new face on
a troubled administration.
Snow, a Fox news pundit and former speechwriter
in the White House under Bush's father, replaced
Scott McClellan who resigned in a personnel
shuffle intended to re-energize the Bush White
House and lift the president's record-low
This was a smart choice. Snow has considerable experience working in politics and for the news media. He's a keen observer of the political scene, and he's not afraid to speak his mind. He'll bring a fresh perspective to the table, something that is desperately needed in the Bush White House. He'll also bring the kind of verbal sparring skill that has been sorely lacking (and desperately needed) for the last few years. I'm sure Scott McClellan is a nice guy, but he looked like a drowning man at most of his press conferences. I think Tony Snow has what it takes to hold back the jackals that we call the Washington press corps. Time will tell, I guess.