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Posted on Dec 13, 2006
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AlterNet caught White House press secretary Tony Snow spinning his icy heart out, only to get nailed the next day by CBS’ Bob Schieffer: “I think the reason the president [has] put [announcing his new Iraq strategy] off is he just hasn’t decided at this point what he wants to do, and I don’t think it’s any more complicated than that.”

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    By Demosthenes, December 18, 2006 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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    Snow will have no problem finding a job when Bush leaves office.  He’ll join all of the other Bush lovers over at FAUX News.

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    By RunsWithSissors, December 15, 2006 at 10:01 am Link to this comment
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    Or, he can simply return to the Ministry of Propaganda. I wish W would have appointed Rush…it would have made the lies more interesting as well as animated.

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    By ranger tommy, December 14, 2006 at 8:27 am Link to this comment
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    Here’s what always strikes me about Snow, or any other Bush press secretary: everyone knows they’re covering the presidential backside, and will try to carefully phrase their responses and statements so as not to utter a word, or a clause, that might come back to bite them.  But seriously, does anyone actually believe they are telling the truth?  As far as I’m concerned, it’s a given that the truth is irrelevant.  Why don’t press representatives just walk out of the White House press conference venue en masse?  What signal would that send to the White House?  What if they all just got up in the middle of one of these conferences and just left, leaving the press secretary alone with his spin?  Of course, that would take courage, and I’m not sure the mainstream press has much of that when it comes the White House.

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    By Joel R., December 13, 2006 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment
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    While I like the idea of his nailing Tony Snow on his outlandish comment, Schieffer, a longtime apologist for the the Administration, is being disingenuous.  Does anyone truly believe W hasn’t already made up his mind?  This whole charade of his “listening to many opinions” was already played long ago, even before Sept. 11, 2001.  Back then, it was about stem cell research, and we know what became of that.  It’s all photo-op.  Once a photo-op Prez, always a photo-op Prez. It’s in his body language.  It’s in his bones.  Alas, our troops, and literally countless Iraqi civilians, will continue to die both during and long after this “making up his mind.”  In short, Schieffer has called it wrong once again.

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    By vet240, December 13, 2006 at 7:24 pm Link to this comment
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    What I don’t understand is how the Snow man is going to pull an audience after he leaves the Bushes! Oh, possibly there will be an appointed position in the Republican National Committee or something like that. Or he could run for office as a Republican, thereby avoiding the need to change. He would simply go on lying!

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