Fantastic news. One of my very favorite thinkers and commentators, Tony Snow, has been named by President Bush to serve as the White House Press Secretary. Apparently part of new Chief of Staff Josh Bolton's personnel changes, Snow might seem an unlikely choice for the post. He has called Bush "something of an embarrassment," and referred to his "listless domestic policy." He also claimed that Bush has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal." So much for sycophants!
Snow is a conservative and Washington insider who should bring a fresh perspective to the Bush White House. He has spent 25 years working in every form of news media. He served as a speech writer in the first Bush White House. Snow should what it takes to develop a rapport with the press, as well as what it takes to tell them off.
Here's hoping he does well. Good luck, Mr. Snow!