Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Snow Job - A Bad Idea

Tony Snow, the conservative FOX news commentator and radio host, is currently the front runner for the job of White House press secretary.

While he has charisma, he would be a bad pick for the job. He would be walking into the job with less credibility that Scott McClellan is leaving with. Snow has already proven himself to be a shill that is willing to say whatever is necessary to push the conservative agenda.

On the warrantless wire taps alone, he provided lie after falsehood in defending the Bush administration. He claimed that FISA directly lead to 9/11. He also claimed that FISA courts have already authorized domestic spying.

He claimed that Joe Wilson said that Cheney personally asked Wilson to go to Niger and knowingly lied when he said that Valerie Plame was not covert. He called the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the most humane prison camp ever. Called immigration rights advocates "idiots." He claimed that Kerry blamed the US army for not securing explosives in Iraq when it was actually President Bush who blamed the military. He claims that there is no scientific evidence to support evolution and that ID is as provable as evolution.

Snow would enter the job as a polarizing figure, one that half the country would believe even less that his predecessor.

If Bush were to tap him for the position, it would be another step backwards for the Bush administration and not one forward. And, frankly, for the sake of the country as a whole, we can not afford for this president to sink any further than he already has.

Fox Host Said to Lean to White House Job


tommy said...

Who do you think he might appoint that you wouldn't have issues with? I mean the job description calls for pushing the president's agenda, no matter what it is, and I suspect you find anyone willing to do that objectionable.

Dingo said...

there is a difference in appointing someone to push the agenda and appointing someone who is already polorizing to the American public. If Bush is going to try to re-establish credibility with the American people, he is making a poor choice. He is appointing someone who is already deemed to be un-credible to not only the public at large, but to much of the MSM as it stands.

for someone who likes to see Bush fall in the polls, this is a good choice. But, I don't want to see him fall any father. I want him to stop being so damn polorizing and start pulling this country together. I know it is nothing more than a pipe dream, but we really need him to start acting like the American president and not the red state president.