The Snow Show

He is more pundit than spokesman, really, but Bush's press secretary is getting away with it

On the morning after the North Koreans tested a nuclear device, White House press secretary Tony Snow held one of the informal off-camera "gaggles" that's meant to give reporters some sense of what the Administration's take is on the stories of the day. One reporter began to ask, somewhat playfully, "It seems there's this massive event; now we're waiting for something to happen--" Snow interrupted. "A massive event?" The reporter clarified. "I mean, a big-deal event, that they tested a nuclear--"Snow interrupted again. "A big-deal event?" Surprised, the reporter asked, "It's not?" Said Snow: "There was an event."

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