Scotty out, Snow in
Bring on the next whipping boy.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is giving up his policy portfolio and press secretary Scott McClellan is resigning, continuing a shakeup in President Bush's administration that has already yielded a new chief of staff.Trying to explain you're incompetence with a straight face...a challenging assignment indeed (WOW, I just agreed with the President on something).
Appearing with Bush on the South Lawn, McClellan, who has parried especially fiercely with reporters on Iraq and on intelligence issues, told Bush: "I have given it my all sir and I have given you my all sir, and I will continue to do so as we transition to a new press secretary.
Bush said McClellan had "a challenging assignment."
Who's set to replace Scotty you ask? Well, it seems that the President wants Tony "nine of diamonds" Snow as his new B.S. spinner.
White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten "has offered Fox News Channel anchor Tony Snow the job of White House press secretary," the D.C. Examiner reports. "Snow, who was once a speechwriter for former President George H.W. Bush, has not yet decided whether to accept the job. He recently recovered from colon cancer and has been helping launch a radio version of Fox News."If Bush was looking for someone who could lie with a straight face, he definitely found his guy in Snow.