Tony Snow has resigned as the Bush administration propaganda minister, a position he took last year, leaving Fox News Radio's "The Tony Snow Show," carried locally on KVI.
He got the job despite he'd called Bush "impotent" and "something of an embarrassment," on the radio.
Snow says his departure is based on money, not the colon cancer which has recurred. "If I had the dough I'd stay 'til the bitter end,” he told NBC News. As an assistant to the President, Snow earns the highest-level salary among White House officials at $168,000 a year.
The end is increasingly bitter. Well-liked by his media colleagues, the affable conservative Snow lent, during his short tenure, an artful articulate-ness uncharacteristic of the administration.