Highlights From Tony Snow’s First Press Gaggle

New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow held his first gaggle this morning. Here are some highlights:

“Can’t comment on national security issues.”

“You’ll forgive me, but I’ll do the talking points on this as the new kid on the block. I’m not fully briefed into everything. I hate to read from a sheet of paper.”

“For today, I am not going to handle international issues or currency issues. I do not wish to set off global tempests. I frankly just don’t know enough on those.”


“I thought this would be nice and congenial and it is obviously just a mess.”

After his performance, ABC’s Chief White House correspondent, Martha Raddatz, described Snow as “a smoothie.”

UPDATE: TPMmucracker has the full transcript.