Friday, July 07, 2006

SNOW SHOVELING. Just two days ago, President George Bush marched into a Dunkin' Donuts in Northern Virginia for a press opportunity in which he extolled the glories of assimilation, noting the spiritual benefits of aiding the process.

Now it appears that White House Press Secretary Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow (formerly of Fox News) could use some spiritual renewal himself. In the current issue of Cincinnati Gentlemen ("Cincinnati's Lifestyle Magazine for Men"), Snow says this, according to Al Keman of The Washington Post: "One of the problems with NPR is that there is so much political correctness that if you've got a name that looks like it was made up by Rudyard Kipling, you've got a better chance of getting hired." According to Kamen, the interview took place in early April, when Snow (pictured with George Walker Bush and Scott McClellan) was still working with Fox. Perhaps the quotation was also taken out of context, but it's still unnerving.

Thanks to Romanesko for the lead.

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