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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Forecast: Snow

The White House hopes that bringing in the conservative commentator will smooth the at-times combative relationship between the administration and press corps, which deteriorated during McClellan's tenure.

The "conservative commentator" is Tony Snow, announced this morning as the new press secretary. Why this will help the combative relationship is beyond me.

The problem is not the guy at the podium so much but what it is he's saying (or not saying). From what I've read and heard, the press pool generally liked Scott McClellan as a person, but they were upset at his lack of forthcoming and his inability to provide a straight, honest answer - something that is required of a press secretary when things are going bad.

If Tony will be honest and forthcoming about situations in the White House, then perhaps things will change. But I'm not holding my breath.