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Tony Snow’s first day
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 08, 2006

While much is being said about what isn't being said in the Porter Goss surprise resignation (like why), probably one of the most interesting side aspects of this is how new presidential Press Secretary Tony Snow handles the inevitable questions about the situation today.

As Jay Rosen notes:
Monday is also the day Tony Snow, the new White House press secretary, is supposed to take over in the briefing room. Thus it’s possible we will know right away whether Snow represents a change in White House strategy, or a corrective to the old strategy of de-certifying the press and rolling it back.

What will the new press secretary do when asked to provide an explanation that was glaringly missing on Friday?
Why Goss quit is a legitimate line of inquiry. How will Snow handle it? Don't forget, as reported, Snow's requirements of the president were that he have a "seat at the table" concerning the administration's policy. One would assume that he's privy to the real reason Goss has decided to hang it all up.

Any guess as to how will he explain it today?

UPDATE: Snow's first day consisted of 59 words:
Then, Snow made his first solo appearance on the White House podium - but only to introduce John Negroponte, the national intelligence director, for a televised briefing on Hayden's nomination. Snow's role amounted to speaking 59 words.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

I’d go with "Hell, I don’t know. I just got here. Tell ya what, I’ll call Goss and get back to you."

Next day: "Goss won’t tell me. Next question."
Written By: Jon Henke
Maybe he’ll tell David Gregory to "F*ck Off"
Written By: shark
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Anyone know where I can watch that briefing live on-line?
Written By: Meme
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I’d try C-Span, or if not video, they’re sure to have a transcript
Written By: Chris
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I would like to see that feed myself.Does anybody think that somebody within the government would assassinate Bush to protect their interests.Maybe i’m just tired.
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But it’s my first day!
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