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2006-04-26 Home Front: Politix
It's officially Snowing
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Posted by Glenmore 2006-04-26 13:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [403 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 hey I like Tony, and think he's a good talent for TV News.

But I don't think he's the right guy/gal for the job. That job calls for more than being a good TV news communicator.

A good Presidential Press Sec must have a special touch, a unique ability, because everyday he must make Helen Thomas et al, look even worse than they actually are while at the same time get the Presidents message out to the Nation.

time will tell... I hope i'm wrong on this one.
Posted by RD 2006-04-26 14:13||   2006-04-26 14:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Well, someone has to be articulate to explain the President's agenda. That person will have to be in on policy meetings so he can speak for the President and not be in the dark.

The press secretary needs to get control of the room. HE is giving the briefing, the press asks questions. That means he will have to establish some decorum. It is not acceptable for the press to ask pontificating questions. They need to frame their questions and ask them direct and succinctly. People who interrupt and are rude should be shown the door. Courtesy is a two way street.

We will see if Tony Snow has the support, information, and authority to run this op. Personally, my choice would be General Honare. The White House Press Corpse needs to be b*tch slapped to let them know who is in charge. They are supposed to report the news, not to set national policy. Also, I do not approve of White house press dinners and palzie-walzie with press people. There needs to be a distance between the press and the President, for professional reasons. Just like there can be a close relationship between the Captain and crew of a ship, but there is still a distance to keep to maintain the integrity of command.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2006-04-26 14:41||   2006-04-26 14:41|| Front Page Top

#3 I like Tony Snow, and I agree with Alaska Paul, but this guy would get my nomination for the job:
Posted by Xbalanke 2006-04-26 14:47||   2006-04-26 14:47|| Front Page Top

#4 My nomination would be Zacarias Moussaoui. The national press corp doen't have a frigging idea of what we have to deal with under the banner of islam, and I can't think of a better teacher. In addition to a microphone, I would make sure he has a large knife. And locked press room doors.
Posted by ed 2006-04-26 15:50||   2006-04-26 15:50|| Front Page Top

#5 I am not too sure about him, the LLL moonbat fever swamp isn’t storming the gates over his appointment. He must be the wrong choice? However, they might have been caught flat-footed by Tony’s “balanced” approach as a FNC analyst. The first couple of press conferences should tell the tale.
Posted by Cyber Sarge 2006-04-26 17:48||   2006-04-26 17:48|| Front Page Top

#6 C'mon folks, ev'rybody knows Joe Mendiola is the only possible choice.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-04-26 17:56||   2006-04-26 17:56|| Front Page Top

#7  The Donk and moonbat panning is to be expected. Obviously, they've never been smart enough to tune into Snow and hear what he has had to say. He's blistered Bush on several issues.

I like this because Snow isn't afraid to speak his mind - and Bush needs to hear some of the things Snow thinks - the man's got a clue. It also demonstrates Bush isn't afraid of criticism - and perhaps wants some from a fresh different POV. Overall, it may not work out, but it will help Bush unscramble his domestic picture and impress upon him what Joe Average is thinking.
Posted by Angaise Thaish2192 2006-04-26 18:11||   2006-04-26 18:11|| Front Page Top

#8 Joe Mendiola is NOT Joe Average!
Posted by Inspector Clueso 2006-04-26 18:23||   2006-04-26 18:23|| Front Page Top

#9 True. Anyone who can cram so many ideas into one message while on dial-up from Guam is above-average.
Posted by Pappy 2006-04-26 20:30||   2006-04-26 20:30|| Front Page Top

#10 LOL Pappy! Joe doesn't have broadband or DSL??!!
GO GET 'EM Joe!!
Posted by RD 2006-04-26 21:04||   2006-04-26 21:04|| Front Page Top

#11 Known within the Army as "the Ragin' Cajun," U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel Honoré

his answer for most questions would simply be

"what are you stuck on STUPID next question"
Posted by C-Low 2006-04-26 21:47||   2006-04-26 21:47|| Front Page Top

#12 After reading Seafarious's comment, I gotta change my vote to Joe.
Posted by xbalanke 2006-04-26 22:47||   2006-04-26 22:47|| Front Page Top

#13 I agree. Joe Mendiola for Press Secretary!
Posted by CrazyFool 2006-04-26 23:35||   2006-04-26 23:35|| Front Page Top

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