Announcing Fox News’ Tony Snow as White House Press Secretary, Bush responded to highly critical comments Snow made about Bush, reported on ThinkProgress yesterday. (ThinkProgress research on Tony Snow’s criticism of Bush was picked up by the Associated Press and the New York Times.)
Bush said Snow told him, “You should have seen what I said about the other guy.” Watch it:
The White House is trying to spin Snow’s criticism by saying it’s evidence that Snow isn’t afraid to be honest. That’s fine. But that means that people who are being honest say things like “George Bush is something of an embarrassment.”
For seven years he served as the host of “Fox News Sunday.” Most recently, he reached Americans all across our country as the host of “The Tony Snow Show” on Fox News Radio and “Weekend Live with Tony Snow” on the Fox News Channel.
He’s not afraid to express his own opinions. For those of you who’ve read his columns and listened to his radio show, he sometimes has disagreed with me. I asked him about those comments, and he said, “You should have heard what I said about the other guy.”