Financial Pressures Force Snow Departure
White House press secretary Tony Snow, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a recurrence of cancer, will step down from his position as early as next month:
Snow told conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday "financial reasons" may prevent him for serving the remainder of his boss's presidency.According to the Associated Press, Snow, the father of three children, earns $168,000 as an assistant to the president. He made considerably more as a pundit and syndicated talk-show host on Fox News Radio.
"I'm not going to be able to go the distance, but that's primarily for financial reasons." Snow said. "I've told people when my money runs out, then I've got to go."
Snow has been a phenomenal press secretary. We wish him all the best.
Image courtesy of the White House/Kimberlee Hewitt