Friday, August 17, 2007

The Heart Breaking Tale of Tony Snow

Mark Silva, of your Chicago Tribune, reports that Tony Snow will cut and run before the end of the Bush administration:
Snow, who earns $168,000 as an assistant to the president, was appointed in April 2006.

"I will not be able to make it to the end of this administration, just financially," Snow told the AP.
The base pay for a private in the United States Army is $15,282 per year, by the way.

But Bush's mouthpiece can't "make it" financially on over ten times that amount.

UPDATE 18AUG08 -- He's not kidding. Tony $now, the man who has told Americans that every damn fool pursuit of the Bush administration is
absolutely necessary to our nation's prosperity and security, is ducking out on his role in the administration for money.

From Reuters Limited via Yahoo:
"I've already made it clear I'm not going to be able to go the distance, but that's primarily for financial reasons," Snow said on conservative radio program "The Hugh Hewitt Show."

"I've told people when my money runs out, then I've got to go."
Just once, I'd like to see a Bushite make a sacrifice -- as if living on $168K is "a sacrifice" -- in the interests of furthering the policies and programs that they claim are so vital.

And I have some financially-strapped friends in the armed forces who desperately need a "when my money runs out, I gotta go" clause added to their contracts.

2 comments:

mg in Aurora said...

I listened to the Bill Press interview of CNN's John King this morning on WCPT. I thought King was on the verge of tears when asked about the imminent departure of his personal pal, Tony Snowjob. The only thing I came away with from that interview is a fresh reminder of the sickening chumminess that exists between the DC press corps(e)and the hired Bushco propagandists. I'm getting kinda sick of Bill Press too. He treats the narrative of the systematic rape of our country by "conservatives" as nothing more than a collection of amusing shared anecdotes at some DC cocktail party.

Ugh.

Nursey boy said...

I thought tony snow could finish out the term under sick leave with colon cancer.
But May be he means that once his medical bills eat up his salary he has to leave work to qualify for medicaid (wellfare); to be able to continue treatment.
I've personally seen it happen to lots of working class americans when they run out of sick leave

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