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.
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