Apparently, Tony the snow Job has had enough. Good news: Dana Perino is taking over. She is definitely easier on the eyes, as Dave Letterman would say.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good afternoon to you.Have a look at what Tony had to day and see if you believe it...particularly about the statement that it was an enormous amount of fun:
Tony Snow informed me he's leaving. And I sadly accept his desire to leave the White House, and he'll do so on September the 14th. He is -- it's been a joy to watch him spar with you. He's smart, he's capable, he's witty. He's capable of -- he's able to talk about issues in a way that the American people can understand.
And I don't know what he's going to do -- I'm not sure he does yet, either. But whatever it is, it's going to be -- two things: One, he'll battle cancer and win. And secondly, he'll be a solid contributor to society.
MR. SNOW: Just a couple of quick comments. First, Mr. President, thank you and thanks for the honor of serving. This job has really been a dream for me and a blast. I've had an enormous amount of fun and satisfaction, and I'm proud to be working for you, and will continue after I leave working for the White House, to speak out about issues I care about.And for the second time in the same day, the President leaves a very interesting question unanswered with a "Thank You."
Q How do you feel about losing everybody?As the rats jump the ship, the house of cards that Rove built tumbles.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all.