Good morning. I'm here in the briefing room to break some news. I've asked Tony Snow to serve as my new press secretary.Actually, Mr. President, you didn't break the news, that happened yesterday by another of your famous leaking staffers.
My job is to make decisions, and his job is to help explain those decisions to the press corps and the American people.Explaining the W's decisions is not hard work, he's a simple man. It's the coverups that will be the most challenging element of Mr. Snow-job's work. But fortunately, he has had a lot of practice as an Activist "Journalist."
He understands like I understand that the press is vital to our democracy. As a professional journalist, Tony Snow understands the importance of the relationship between government and those whose job it is to cover the government. He's going to work hard to provide you with timely information about my philosophy, my priorities, and the actions we're taking to implement our agenda.
For seven years, he served as the host of "FOX News Sunday." Most recently, he reached Americans all across our country as the host of "The Tony Snow Show" on FOX News Radio, and "Weekend Live with Tony Snow" on the FOX News Channel.Not only that, but he's practiced at spinning his own brand of propaganda for a prior Whitehouse administration.
Tony knows what it's like to work inside the White House. In 1991, he took a break from journalism to serve as Director of Speechwriting and Deputy Assistant to the President for Media AffairsLike I said yesterday after the Whitehouse press pool was usurped by the latest Whitehouse leak last evening, strap on your seatbelts, this ride is going to be wild and wooly:
These are times that are going to be very challenging. We've got a lot of big issues ahead, and we've got a lot of important things that all of us are going to be covering together.Gee, Mr. Snow-job, thanks for clearing that up for us.
Blog on all. Blog on.