Snow suggested Thursday he may not stay on for the rest of Bush's term.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Karl Rove won't be the final senior Bush aide to depart the White House before the president leaves office in January 2009.
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday "financial reasons" may prevent him for serving the remainder of his boss’ presidency.
"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 refused to indicate when he thought he would likely leave, but CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports that he could step down from his position as early as next month.
According to the Washington Post, Snow makes $168,000 as the White House spokesman.
The former Fox News anchor-turned press secretary took a month long leave of absence earlier this year after cancer was discovered on his liver.
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