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Snow Is In But Is Snow Out?

According to Howard Kurtz, Tony Snow is in as the new White House Press Secretary:

Fox News commentator Tony Snow agreed last night to become White House press secretary after top officials assured him that he would be not just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates, people familiar with the discussions said. [snip]

Snow, 50, is particularly interested in economic and immigration issues. He intends to insist on greater access for White House reporters, said sources familiar with his plans. He has described the press corps as a beast that must be constantly fed. In a December 2000 column in the Washington Times, he referred to "Democrats and journalists (but I repeat myself)."

Of course the left will slam this move as further proof of the theory that FOX News is just an extension of the Bush administration, but it makes sense to put an accomplished professional (both as a broadcaster and as a debater/pundit for conservative ideas) with a genial attitude like Snow behind the podium. He should be a big improvement for the White House.

On to the other Snow. Taegan Goddard speculated on Monday that Secretary of the Treasury John Snow might be resigning this week after cancelling a guest lecture at Harvard scheduled for Friday. Talk of Snow's departure has been swirling for a while and former Kellogg CEO and current Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is rumored to be among the top replacements.