VIDEO: Snow Says He Regrets Criticizing Bush

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"VIDEO: Snow Says He Regrets Criticizing Bush"

Today on Special Report with Brit Hume, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow expressed regret for his past criticisms of President Bush, detailed yesterday on Think Progress. Watch it:

    Snow changes his mind quickly. He leveled some of his harshest criticism at Bush in the last six months.

    Full transcript below:

    HUME: Last question — one you’re going to get. You said, among a number of other things critical of this president, for example, on September 30 of last year, “No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to fulfilling presidential prerogatives.” How do you plan to deal, when asked, with your past criticisms of this president?

    SNOW: Well, the pretty simple answer. Which is, there are probably a lot of people in the press room who, from time to time, say, “Woo! Wish I hadn’t written or said that.” Here’s the key. When I will be giving advice to the President, it will be my advice. And if I have differing opinions with some people, I will express them. But on the other hand, the job as press secretary is not to come in as a surrogate president and say what I believe matters because frankly what matters is what the administration has decided to do and that I will express as forcefully as I possibly can.

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