Friday, August 31, 2007

This Just In: White House Spokesman Tony Snow Steps Down!

Announced just moments ago on Reuters, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow will be stepping down in two weeks. Snow, who has been battling colon cancer, will be replaced by his Deputy Press Secretary, Dana Perino.

Snow is only the latest in a string of Bush Administration officials stepping down: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this Monday, and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's last day was Friday.

"I'm going to try to turn cancer into a chronic disease rather than a fatal disease," said Snow on Reuters, but monsters and critics claims it was for financial reasons: 'We took out a loan when I came to the White House and that loan's now gone,' Snow said. 'Cancer has nothing to do with this decision.'

Several other top White House advisers have left since Democrats won control of Congress in November, including counselor Dan Bartlett, chief White House attorney Harriet Miers, budget chief Rob Portman, political director Sara Taylor, deputy national security adviser J.D. Crouch and Meghan O'Sullivan, a deputy national security adviser who worked on Iraq according to Bloomberg.

It's slightly reminiscent of the end of 2004 when A slew of Bush Administration officials (Ashcroft, Powell, Sec. Commerce Evans, Ag Secy. Abraham, Ed Secy Paige, and Tom Ridge) all announced resignation.

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