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April 29, 2006
By: Kevin Drum

TONY SNOW....I was over at my sister's house today helping her get her new DSL connection up and running on her new laptop which worked fine, thankyouverymuch, but boy, those Verizon people really want you to use Outlook Express and the subject of Tony Snow came up. Why does everyone think his appointment is such a big deal, we wondered? It turns out Michelle Cottle wonders too:

Insomuch as journalists are longing for someone to deliver more entertaining sound bites as he spins them silly and to stroke their famously fragile egos even as he stonewalls them through the next three years, then, yeah, Snow should dramatically improve media relations. But beyond that, I'm not sure anyone should get all that excited about the new era of openness at the Bush bunker.

I wouldn't be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for that either although I imagine Snow will be a little more Ari Fleischer-like when it comes to smoothing out the rough edges of the Bushian spin machine. Really, though, it's a sign of just how dysfunctional the Bush administration is that something as trivial as getting a new press secretary has everyone swooning. Get a grip, people.

Oh, and one more thing. Did you know that you can put a wireless router right next to a microwave oven and it still works fine? Well, you can.

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But you can't put the router in the microwave oven. Well, you can, but only once.

Posted by: craigie on April 29, 2006 at 10:01 PM | PERMALINK

I bet if you put the wireless router next to Karl Rove, you could connect directly to Hell.

Posted by: craigie on April 29, 2006 at 10:03 PM | PERMALINK

Yeah, their idea of transparency is to trot out someone who has attacked Bush from the right!

Posted by: Kenji on April 29, 2006 at 10:08 PM | PERMALINK

Wrong Kevin. The appointment of Tony Snow will be seen as the beginning of the resurgence of George W Bush. Snow cannot be criticized as a Bush loyalist because he has criticized Bush in the past. Even the liberal media has to say good things about Snow because he's one of the them. Conservatives love Snow because we know he's one of us.

Snow is just the beginning of the Bush attack. Bush will remind people why they support him by appointing conservative judges and giving straight talk about the good things happening in Iraq. As his poll numbers go up, the liberal media will once again have to retreat in defense because they fear backlash from the American people for their constant Bush bashing. Democrats will panic as they see Bush's poll number go up because they know they will once again lose in a landslide this November just as they lost in 2002.

Posted by: Al on April 29, 2006 at 10:10 PM | PERMALINK

The only problem with Bush is that he's misunderstood. This oughtta clear everything right up.

Posted by: adam on April 29, 2006 at 10:12 PM | PERMALINK

Our microwave oven kills the wireless network, but we have an old setup: 802.11b, not g like all the cool kids have. Either that or the thing is leaking and cooking us, who knows.

Posted by: Joe Buck on April 29, 2006 at 10:17 PM | PERMALINK

Well, if he'd learned to speak English, he wouldn't be so misunderstood.

Posted by: craigie on April 29, 2006 at 10:18 PM | PERMALINK

Either that or the thing is leaking and cooking us, who knows.

How many heads do you have? That might be a pointer to something important...

Posted by: craigie on April 29, 2006 at 10:19 PM | PERMALINK

s his poll numbers go up, the liberal media will once again have to retreat in defense because they fear backlash from the American people for their constant Bush bashing.

Hey, fake Al, wanna make any predictions about when Mr. Bush will rocket above say, 50% approval? 40%? Hmmmmmm?

Truth is WPE will never sniff the approval ratings that the Clenis enjoyed in his second term. The Bush worshippers know this and you gotta know it SMARTS!

You can do a wireless router near a microwave with some 802.11 protocols but not all. I think it's 802.11b but not a or g that operates near 2.2 GHz, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: Gen. Jack D. Ripper on April 29, 2006 at 10:22 PM | PERMALINK

Let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow. Bush's numbers will still be in the toilet. W's JAR isn't tanking because Scott McLellan didn't do a good enough job of 'spinning'. 2/3 of the country simply see an incompetent boob in the Oval Office. Snow isn't going to change that one iota.

Posted by: jcricket on April 29, 2006 at 10:25 PM | PERMALINK

Snow is just the beginning of the Bush attack. Bush will remind people why they support him by appointing conservative judges and giving straight talk about the good things happening in Iraq. As his poll numbers go up, the liberal media will once again have to retreat in defense because they fear backlash from the American people for their constant Bush bashing. Democrats will panic as they see Bush's poll number go up because they know they will once again lose in a landslide this November just as they lost in 2002.
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Funny Al. Nobody has to bash bush for one, he does a fine job of that himself. The Corrupt Republicans, the Cunninghams, Neys. Prostitutes, Abramoffs, Safavian, Rove, Delay, Rush limbaugh (Druggy Hypcorite neo-con) The backloaded taxes, the deficit, gas prices, Katrina, Fema, billions lost in Iraq, Lies, war profiteering (Custer Battles Halliburton) Mercenaries (Blackwater Aegis etc..) AIPAC spying,,,
I could go on, But you seem to think people will forget, myteriously, how "nasty" the Neo-cons, and their associates are.

Posted by: Mach Tuck on April 29, 2006 at 10:26 PM | PERMALINK


The Bush Attack?
Hah, more like the Bush Quack!

Posted by: Mach Tuck on April 29, 2006 at 10:28 PM | PERMALINK

Nice list at 10:26, Mach.

Posted by: jcricket on April 29, 2006 at 10:31 PM | PERMALINK

"The appointment of Tony Snow will be seen as the beginning of the resurgence of George W Bush."

heh.

Funny, indeed.

Posted by: Joel on April 29, 2006 at 10:34 PM | PERMALINK

"The appointment of Tony Snow will be seen as the beginning of the resurgence of George W Bush."

Apparently, not only is GWB (WPE) *not* accountible for all of his deceit, crimes and mis-deeds, now he is not even responsible for his own "resurgence". He truly is a dispicable fuckhead.

Posted by: jcricket on April 29, 2006 at 10:40 PM | PERMALINK

Snow just transferred from one division of the company to another.

Posted by: duvidil on April 29, 2006 at 10:41 PM | PERMALINK

I think it was Dee Dee Myers who pointed out that Snow is the first nominee for this post who was relatively famous before he became press secretary. That's what all the fuss is about.

Posted by: Del Capslock on April 29, 2006 at 10:44 PM | PERMALINK

worhless opinion:

Snow is already staking out his own ego-centric approach to being the press secretary.

I have seen them for 30+ years. Seems like they should be a tool of the WH, not have their own success in mind.

My guess: A disaster for Bush and Snow.

For what it's worth!

Posted by: notthere on April 29, 2006 at 10:51 PM | PERMALINK

Tony Snow already has a national following, as a radio show host and a FOX news commentator. Millions of Republicans already like him. Ergo, he has the potential to re-connect GW to the GOP base. THAT is why the Dems are nervous about Tony Snow.


Posted by: Frequency Kenneth on April 29, 2006 at 10:56 PM | PERMALINK

Truth is WPE will never sniff the approval ratings that the Clenis enjoyed in his second term. The Bush worshippers know this and you gotta know it SMARTS!

I suspect he won't be sniffing a lot of things Clinton enjoyed in his second term.

Posted by: tbrosz on April 29, 2006 at 10:59 PM | PERMALINK

Who cares about your damn router - I want my microwave popcorn!

Posted by: dr sardonicus on April 29, 2006 at 11:00 PM | PERMALINK

Weeeellll, you knew microwaves were MUCH longer than radio, right? Or maybe that science stuff is just a load of hooey.

Yeah. In a a faith bassed world.

So, what is it going to be?

Some books, such as "American Theocracy," hypothesize that we are in the American decline.

Are we?

Will we cling to science and prove the skeptics wrong? Or will we turn to emotion, feelings, and hubris?

Damned if I know.

damned if I know.

Posted by: Tripp on April 29, 2006 at 11:10 PM | PERMALINK

Yeah and the popcorn can get a date on Match.com

Posted by: paul on April 29, 2006 at 11:11 PM | PERMALINK

But anyway... Snow will come out "strong" (yes that is a relative term). But soon enough he will overstep the bounds expected of him because momentarily he will forget that he isn't supposed to really be like a press secretary and he will have believed that Bush really wanted him to be part of the policy debate.

Then Cheney will take him to the woodshed and you will get the lobotomized performance that we have come to know and love from the WH Press office.

Posted by: paul on April 29, 2006 at 11:15 PM | PERMALINK

well, this was a pretty amusing set of comments right up until frequency kenneth, who is merely confused, so let's straighten him out.

if there's one thing dems aren't, it's "nervous" about Tony Snow. when the problem is the president, the personality of the president's press secretary is pretty minor.

never forget, frequency kenneth, that on 9/10/01, bush's approval ratings were sinking fast. roughly about katrina, the last of the post 9/11 wore off, and the sink has merely picked up where it left off 55 months ago. snow ain't gonna change that....

now, if bush wanted to use snow to announce tax hikes on the upper 2% of income earners, the restoration of the estate tax, a clear plan for withdrawal from iraq accompanied by a disclaimer of any desire to use iraq as a long-term base, and so on, then i'd get "nervous."

godot, as it happens, will show up first.

Posted by: howard on April 29, 2006 at 11:29 PM | PERMALINK

It's not a big deal other than now the admin has someone with stage presense talking for them.

Posted by: aaron on April 29, 2006 at 11:46 PM | PERMALINK

"...announce tax hikes on the upper 2%, restoration of estate tax, withdrawal from Iraq with no permanent presence...." - howard.

um....howard, that's almost precisely the platform Kerry ran on and lost.....

Complain harder

Posted by: Jay on April 30, 2006 at 12:01 AM | PERMALINK

"I predict a disaster for Bush and Snow" - notthere

A liberal predicting disaster for Bush. Will wonders never cease.

Posted by: Jay on April 30, 2006 at 12:05 AM | PERMALINK
never forget, frequency kenneth, that on 9/10/01, bush's approval ratings were sinking fast. roughly about katrina, the last of the post 9/11 wore off, and the sink has merely picked up where it left off 55 months ago. snow ain't gonna change that....

Actually, it was earlier than that; Bush's pre-9/11 low of (Bush Index of 51.3, immediately before 9/11) was higher than any Bush Index reading of the second term.

Bush has been essentially in free fall since the beginning of December 2004.

Posted by: cmdicely on April 30, 2006 at 12:12 AM | PERMALINK
um....howard, that's almost precisely the platform Kerry ran on and lost.....

When Bush had a nearly a time and a half his current support; people's opinions change, you know. But keep looking back.

Posted by: cmdicely on April 30, 2006 at 12:14 AM | PERMALINK

The Bush WH has already destroyed the reputations of famous, prominent Republicans by the trainload -- you shovel them in, it shits them out.

It is driven by an insatiable appetite for every last drop of credibility in its willing victims, before excreting the remains. Why even suppose that a pretty little thing like Tony Snow might manage to avoid that ravenous craw and those acid guts?

Posted by: frankly0 on April 30, 2006 at 12:30 AM | PERMALINK

Microwave ovens work on a tight, well specified frequency band, and are usually well shielded for obvious reasons.

Halogen lamps, especially cheap ones, are an altogether different kettle of fish. If you want to give a hard time to the NSA snooping on your conversations, do it close to one of them.

Posted by: glopk on April 30, 2006 at 12:39 AM | PERMALINK

Yeah. Tony Snow. Who cares? Who knows what the fuck they're talking about in those press conferences anyway?

I would have found the thing about the microwave and the router remarkable too.

Posted by: NealB on April 30, 2006 at 12:55 AM | PERMALINK

The press secretary is a talking dog, no more, no less. What do you think, Snow's going to start editorializing from the podium? No, he's going to be spouting the same crap that McClellan spouted. Of course, the so-called journalists who feverishly write down the press guy's pearls of wisdom will treat everything as if it came down from the Mount. They will do this because Tony is one of their own.

One of their own. This is ultimately why the Snow appointment is such big news. One of their own made the big time!

What a bunch of bozos we have masquerading as serious news people. They are all just a bunch of wannabe Washington insiders and they care nothing for the truth. Snow will rub their bellies and they will roll over and purr on cue. Very smart move by President Rove.

Posted by: Nixon Did It on April 30, 2006 at 1:09 AM | PERMALINK

Tbozo:
I suspect he [Bush] won't be sniffing a lot of things Clinton enjoyed in his second term.

True.

But then again, it is quite possible that your favorite male-Yale cheerleader, who's been known to say such things as this: Hey buff guy what are benching?... may have had his nose pressed up tight against Jeff Gannon's asshole.

Good golly.
I hope he enjoyed his whiff-of-jiff.

Or should I say: whiff-of-jeff?

Posted by: Cruel troll killer on April 30, 2006 at 1:50 AM | PERMALINK

I suspect he won't be sniffing a lot of things Clinton enjoyed in his second term.

For a moment I thought that I had written that.

Now I am totally confused. Who am I? What am I doing here?

Posted by: tbrosz on April 30, 2006 at 2:04 AM | PERMALINK


KEVIN DRUM: Really, though, it's a sign of just how dysfunctional the Bush administration is that something as trivial as getting a new press secretary has everyone swooning.

It's a sign of your dysfunction that you would trivialize the appointment of a professional propagandist to such a high profile position. It is a sign of the dysfunction of media as a whole that Fox News has not been widely discredited and dismissed as no more an actual news organization than The National Inquirer, The Christian Broadcasting Network or Talon News, and that all of its on-air personalities are nothing more than disseminators of the Big Lie. It is a sign of the utter breakdown of responsible journalism, and of its collusion with the current dishonest regime and the party behind it, that it is not a simple given that this country now has a dysfunctional constitution whose promises and protections have become counterfeit. And that, Mr. Drum, is something to swoon about.


Posted by: jayarbee on April 30, 2006 at 2:10 AM | PERMALINK

Jay:

Don't see anyone else here talking about Snow failing badly for Bush. But there you go. See/Hear what you want to!

Made a note. Give me odds!

Posted by: notthere on April 30, 2006 at 2:11 AM | PERMALINK

The Bush admin will never really change. They think that they are a success and that all their problems are just due to bad PR. They drink their own kool-aid.

Posted by: Michael7843853 G-O in 08! on April 30, 2006 at 2:15 AM | PERMALINK

BTW, why would Tony Snow want to take a cut in pay?

Posted by: dr sardonicus on April 30, 2006 at 2:30 AM | PERMALINK

tbrosz:

You made it. You ARE a real person! You asked a question of yourself. Well done!

Now try to find an answer. Whether you can or not, don't worry. Just try. This could be the break-through.

GOOD LUCK!

Posted by: notthere on April 30, 2006 at 3:06 AM | PERMALINK

Appologies if this has been pointed out - it is really an obvious joke, so it probably has...

How long before the daily briefings are called the Daily Snow Job?

Posted by: Global Citizen on April 30, 2006 at 3:06 AM | PERMALINK

Worse to come: there's Snow one to tell us the truth. There's Snow way the president didn't know. It's Snow wonder!

Posted by: bad Jim on April 30, 2006 at 3:32 AM | PERMALINK

That's Snow way to run a press conference. The White House gets Snow credit for the press secretary. The forecast for the press conference is, once again, heavy Snow. Statements to the press will now be known as Snow Advisories.

Posted by: bad Jim on April 30, 2006 at 3:39 AM | PERMALINK

We have lost a legend.

Posted by: dr sardonicus on April 30, 2006 at 4:23 AM | PERMALINK

Snow what.

Posted by: Tilli (Mojave Desert) on April 30, 2006 at 5:02 AM | PERMALINK

...I think the microwave increases the ability of the NSA to eavesdrop on your sister's surfing habits...you may wanna rethink that one. I understand an aluminum foil hat sometimes helps...

Posted by: Gordon on April 30, 2006 at 5:24 AM | PERMALINK

If the standard responses must be "I can't comment on an ongoing investigation", and "all options are on the table", what does it matter who says it?

Posted by: bob h on April 30, 2006 at 7:39 AM | PERMALINK

Well, Kevin, Minister of Propaganda is an important position in a fascist regime.

Posted by: Stephen Kriz on April 30, 2006 at 7:46 AM | PERMALINK

Totally OT, but important sad news:
John K. Galbraith died yesterday at the age of 97. The world lost its greatest living economist (imho). Liberals will miss his influential voice in the fight for social justice. May he rest in peace.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/30/america/web.0430galbraith.php

Posted by: Gray on April 30, 2006 at 7:50 AM | PERMALINK

Routers...hmm I think of wood chips flying, and the smell of several types of fresh cut varieties...Funny thing, Time /Warner told me if I hooked up a router ( the new type... so I could run my Mac online also) that it would automatically cancel any tech help from them. Of course that was 2 years ago, now I would just get the eye roll, as if "Didn't you know, we don't have those kind of problems anymore...where have you been? living in a cave?" No caves, just everyday life...at some point all this stuff just blows, but we put up with it fearing being left behind etc. A senior Ecologist I was talking with one day while looking at wetlands...told me when dealing with software, if it has more then one drop down menu he gets his interns on it....I do not have that allowance.

I rarely watch FOX, other then occasional monitoring...so I was not aware of T. Snow, except for all the press that is currently availiable on account of his new position. I am certain Snow will be a smoother ride for all, but I don't see how that will help Bush out of the corner he has painted himself into. And I mean after all, Snow will just promote policy, he does not create it...as you state above: Whats the big deal here?

Posted by: Ben Merc on April 30, 2006 at 8:49 AM | PERMALINK

I'm surprised that anyone other than the participants pays any attention to these White House press briefings. They have become nothing more that the Theatre of the Absurd.

Posted by: raj on April 30, 2006 at 9:47 AM | PERMALINK

"The appointment of Tony Snow will be seen as the beginning of the resurgence of George W Bush. Snow cannot be criticized as a Bush loyalist because he has criticized Bush in the past."

Oh, now that's too funny. Tell me, did anyone give a damn what Ari and Scotty ever said before they got the job of official White House flack? No. It's irrelevent. It's what is said on the podium now that counts. Snow will never, ever, ever criticize the Prez as long as he's press secretary. He'd be fired on the spot. It's not his job.

"Even the liberal media has to say good things about Snow because he's one of the them. Conservatives love Snow because we know he's one of us."

Well, thank you at least for pointing out that the so-called liberal media (Fox News?) is actually conservative. Or are you saying that Snow is really both, totally two-faced? Well, he'll fit right into the press secretary gig...

"Snow is just the beginning of the Bush attack. Bush will remind people why they support him by appointing conservative judges and giving straight talk about the good things happening in Iraq."

Riiiigghhtt... The problem with the White House is that it's been way too soft attacking its critics, just threatening them with jail, while Coulter and Malken threaten the critics with mob violence. Can't wait to see the real "attack", it ought to show everyone just what thugs they really are.

And the problem with Iraq, and the Katrina response, and the illegal spying, and the torture, and the secret prisons, and the contractor scandals, and the indictments of top GOP figures, and the insane deficit, and the rising energy costs... it's all just a perception problem. People perceive things: that's a problem.

It's got nothing to do with what they're doing, they're just failing to convince people that they know what they're doing, or have the country's best interests and values at heart.

It's all the press secretary's fault! All they have to do is replace the press secretary, and it's back to the races!

Frankly, that's pretty pathetic. "Don't worry about the angle of the deck, the Titanic is unsinkable- now, where would you like your deckchair?"

Posted by: RobW on April 30, 2006 at 10:02 AM | PERMALINK

Tony Snow already has a national following, as a radio show host and a FOX news commentator. Millions of Republicans already like him. Ergo, he has the potential to re-connect GW to the GOP base. THAT is why the Dems are nervous about Tony Snow.


Posted by: Frequency Kenneth on April 29, 2006 at 10:56 PM | PERMALINK

I have never listened to SNOW or no anything of him, nor do I watch TV, Nor is everyone here a DEM, or a Leftist, which the 'neo-cons are', Scoop Jackson Democrats, so What a Conservative is??
Kevin Define 'Liberal' and 'Neo-Con' Please.

Hell you guys don't even know if SNOW is a Conservative, if he's a neo-con 'leftist' (wtf? that is) then he's probably just another pundit looking for ratings. Nor Do I Worry or get Nervous about "Snow".

Secondly I have NO IDEA what you think about Snow, how is it that YOU KNOW what the Democrats, or posters here, are Nervous about?
You got one of them Limbaugh Devices in yer head telling you what every group, imagined or not, thinks? WoW.

No Wonder MAnne COulter and Ilk make such broad sweeping idiotic rhetorical remarks on subjects they know nothing of.

Posted by: Mach Tuck on April 30, 2006 at 10:23 AM | PERMALINK

Jay, in addition to what cm dicely said, what is it with you right-wingers that you have no sense of irony at all? frequency kenneth said that snow would make dems nervous.

i said stuff and nonsense, because bush's problems are due to bush, not mclellan, but if he wants to make dems nervous, he'd adopt a democratic platform.

that was, son, a joke, signalled even to the dullards by the reference to godot.

that said, would that kerry had run on a clear plan to withdraw from iraq, but would that 60,000 ohioans had made a better decision.

Posted by: howard on April 30, 2006 at 10:42 AM | PERMALINK

The Tony Snow thing is just symbolic of the whole mindset in this White House. The problem is not that their policies are a disaster (when they actually go the trouble of having a policy, that is.) Or that the American people reject them, and in a democracy, a president theoretically might want to take some public opion into accoutn. No. It's the spin. Let's bring a new guy in to SELL IT HARDER. Keep selling that "new and imporved" shit sandwhich W, that's what you're good at.

Posted by: Pat on April 30, 2006 at 10:45 AM | PERMALINK

Ergo, he has the potential to re-connect GW to the GOP base. THAT is why the Dems are nervous about Tony Snow.

Interesting though probably unintentional admission that Bush is out of touch with the Republican base.

Posted by: Stefan on April 30, 2006 at 11:27 AM | PERMALINK

Ergo, he has the potential to re-connect GW to the GOP base. THAT is why the Dems are nervous about Tony Snow.

You can't even imagine how that thought keeps me up at nights.

Posted by: frankly0 on April 30, 2006 at 12:07 PM | PERMALINK

I'm also losing sleep at the prospect of Tony singlehandedly putting Humpty back together again.

Posted by: shortstop on April 30, 2006 at 12:23 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, and one more thing. Did you know that you can put a wireless router right next to a microwave oven and it still works fine? Well, you can.


This is unsurprising. I, for one, would be pretty scared of a wireless router powerful enough to make a microwave oven conk out.

Posted by: ColoZ on April 30, 2006 at 1:01 PM | PERMALINK

"There's no business like Snow business, there's no business I knooooow..."

Posted by: opit on April 30, 2006 at 1:23 PM | PERMALINK

that was, son, a joke, signalled even to the dullards by the reference to godot.

Now, now, howard.

Jay really can't go on like this.

Posted by: obscure on April 30, 2006 at 2:15 PM | PERMALINK

Damn,

That AL guy is just here for comic relief, right? No actual human being could be as consistently stupid, right-wing, & an ass without being fictional.

Posted by: sidewinder on April 30, 2006 at 3:36 PM | PERMALINK

Guys and gals,

Why are you discussing the press secretary at all? It's a minor administrative position, or should be.The only reason you're discussing it is that the American media is so lazy that they give such prominance to official press releases, rather than doing any actual digging.

Oh, I guess I've answered my own question.

Posted by: Joe canuck on April 30, 2006 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK
It's a sign of your dysfunction that you would trivialize the appointment of a professional propagandist to such a high profile position.

The appointment of a professional propagandist to the position of Chief Propagandist for the President is decidedly Not Amazing.

Posted by: cmdicely on April 30, 2006 at 4:20 PM | PERMALINK
Ergo, he has the potential to re-connect GW to the GOP base.

The 30-some-odd percent of the population that still supports Bush is the GOP-base. Bush's problem is that he can't connect with anyone else, and Snow offers no real probability of overcoming that.

Posted by: cmdicely on April 30, 2006 at 4:22 PM | PERMALINK

The 30-some-odd percent of the population that still supports Bush is the GOP-base. Bush's problem is that he can't connect with anyone else, and Snow offers no real probability of overcoming that.

Well, you know that and I know that. But in Kenneth's mind, Bush's base is a healthy, bouncing 52 percent. Looks like some of them are feeling a mite peaked right now, but I'm sure it's just a phase.

Posted by: shortstop on April 30, 2006 at 8:14 PM | PERMALINK

Now I am totally confused. Who am I? What am I doing here?

This is not my beautiful wife. This is not my beautiful house. This is not my retarded president.

Posted by: craigie on April 30, 2006 at 10:06 PM | PERMALINK

Unfortunately, craigie, we'll never get to hear him say, "My God! What have I done?!"

Posted by: shortstop on April 30, 2006 at 11:57 PM | PERMALINK

"Oh, and one more thing. Did you know that you can put a wireless router right next to a microwave oven and it still works fine?"

Renovating the kitchen and edging the formica, huh? It's amazing what they do with batteries these days. Drills, sure, but Routers?! How long does it run on a charge?

Posted by: Stewart Dean on May 1, 2006 at 12:22 PM | PERMALINK

I felt sorry for poor Scott McClellan tring to clean up after Bush in the post Fitzgerald fall out that took down Libby.

I'm wonder if Snow will fair any better after Rove has to bit the Firz indictment bullet? We all know that Snow wrote speechs for the old man, poppy Bush, but Bushie junior does run the Whitehouse anywhere near the way poppy Bush did. I see too that Murdock's had a big hand in trying to save poor old little Bushie but Frankly it's little, too late.

What will Snow do? It's same old window dressing of same lossing strategy. Bush has no new policy so once again Bush is choicing a re-treading of teh same worthless spin of this administration. Snow is there to do a snowjob, same as poor old Scotty. This administration needed new blood, which means new ideas, not more Snow, not more spin.

Posted by: Cheryl on May 1, 2006 at 3:12 PM | PERMALINK

as long as the router doesn't function in the 2GHz range, as most microwaves do...

Posted by: spb on May 2, 2006 at 12:14 PM | PERMALINK

it is inconceivable that Snow will be anything more than a disingenuous party hack.

Posted by: secularhuman on May 2, 2006 at 11:33 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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