White House flackey Scott McClellan is ''resigning.''
"I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity," (President George W. Bush) said. "It's going to be hard to replace Scott, but nevertheless he made the decision and I accepted it. One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas and talking about the good old days."
But oh my goody box! Things could get even worse for the White House press gang.
One of the people the White House has approached as a possible replacement for McClellan is FOX News Radio host Tony Snow. The White House discussed the possibility with Snow as recently as this week.
Snow, who hosts "The Tony Snow Show," once served as a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.
Other people have also been approached about the position, including former Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clark and Dan Senor, the former Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman in Iraq, who served the U.S. civil administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer.
Scott McClellan resigned as White House press secretary this morning. I think McClellan has done a capable job, and it's probably wishful thinking to imagine that the President would appoint someone who would take a more combative attitude toward the White House press corps. To be fair, McClellan has sometimes pushed back. But I think there is a lot of room to take a more aggressive approach.
Oh why not nuke the media?
BONUS CANCON: Hmm. In a freaky reverse cross-border kind of communications strategy, could the Oval Office be taking a page from the PMO where there are skidmarks on the carpets in the offices of the spokespeople??