Breaking: Tony Snow resigns effective September 14; Update: Press conference video added

posted at 11:55 am on August 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

Just across on Fox. Not a surprise; he told Hugh Hewitt a few weeks ago that it was coming, ostensibly because his paycheck isn’t enough to support his family in the manner they deserve but probably because he’s just exhausted from having to spin Bush’s crap.

This is the first recent defection I’m actually sorry about. We simply must nab him for Vent.

Update: To no one’s surprise, he’ll be replaced by Dana Perino.

Update: From last May, Tony talks about his cancer. This was before the recent recurrence. Skip ahead to three-quarters through.

Update: For the record, he insists his illness had nothing to do with his decision although he still has five tumors he’s treating with chemo.

Update: A few highlights from the presser. HuffPo commenters have already answered the bell.


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I tell you, even if you respect & agree with most of your boss’s views, this is still a very tough job. They’re not your ideas, but you have to sell them, and then to deal with the press…all I can say is “Oy vey.”

Then for his colon cancer, which is one of the hardest cancers to survive, to metastasize makes life even more problematic. I really think he’s trying to create the best possible financial scenario for his family in case.

He’s such a great guy, and I hope all goes well for him. I wish him all the best.

Miss_Anthrope on September 5, 2007 at 11:44 AM

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