Fox News anchor Tony Snow may become White House press secretary
UPI News Service, 04/25/2006
Fox TV's Tony Snow and David Mulford, U.S. envoy to India, may take over as White House press secretary and Treasury Secretary respectively.
Quoting sources, CNN reported Tuesday that the New White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten is looking at Tony Snow to succeed Scott McClellan and Mulford to replace John Snow at the Treasury.
The sources told CNN that Bolten asked Tony Snow to make a decision by early this week. The anchor, who has been battling colon cancer, got a good prognosis from his doctor last week and that may have been a factor in resolving his taking the job, the report said.
Prior to joining Fox News Channel as a political analyst in 1996, Tony Snow was a nationally syndicated columnist with The Detroit News. He was a speech writer for President George H.W. Bush in 1991.
Discussions were continuing on replacing Treasury Secretary John Snow. Republicans familiar with the discussions told CNN that Ambassador David Mulford, who had been a Treasury official prior to his appointment to India, is considered a candidate for the job.