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.