Snow gets the gig
Tony Snow was officially hired today as White House Press Secretary. I'm actually a bit excited about this appointment. After years of Fleisher and McClellan's robotic and rigid performances behind the podium, it will be refreshing to see someone with a bit of a personality shilling for the President.
However, appointing someone charismatic and independent-minded has obvious downsides for the White House. It will be all the more obvious when Snow is dodging, spinning or flat out lying. When Snow feels comfortable with what he's saying, he will likely be his charismatic self. But when he is spewing talking points which, all Fox News jokes aside, he is not used to doing on a normal basis, it will probably be hard for him to maintain an at-ease style. Of course, this is just a hypothesis. He may be a more talented liar than I give him credit for.