August 31st, 2007
11:57 AM ET
16 years ago

Snow to step down as W.H. spokesman September 14

Snow told CNN Thursday his health is improving.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, will step down from his post September 14 and be replaced by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino, the White House announced Friday.

Full Story: Snow stepping down

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  1. Providence, RI

    I wish him best of luck with his health. God bless him.

    August 31, 2007 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. Chicago, Illinois

    The question is becoming, will President Bush have anyone left in his cabinet by the time his term is over. It's like watching people run out of a burning building; everyone is trying to flee at once.

    August 31, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  3. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    No fair! David Gregory will walk all over the cute but wifty Dana Perino.

    August 31, 2007 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Mike Gabson, Victoria TX

    Well here's proof that if you deceive people, and lie on a day basis it can really have a negative effect on your health. I'm wondering if that sweet salary/"contributions"/$$$ tastes as good as it does now.

    August 31, 2007 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  5. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    I wish him well in his battle with cancer and I hope to see him son back on Fox news.

    August 31, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  6. Jimmy, Reno, Nv

    All I really have to say is good riddance.
    Just another in a long line of paid liars.

    August 31, 2007 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. Nancy Buellton California

    Good health to you Tony and your family. We hope and pray for your recovery.

    August 31, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. David Walsh, Columbia MO

    How unfortunate for Mr. Snow that $168,000 a year just isn't enough to manage his finances. Though sympathetic to his cancer illness, I'm not sympathetic whatsoever about his having to get by on such a 'paltry' salary.

    August 31, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. Michael, Hamilton, Michigan

    Good another Bush loyalist and water carrier will be gone. Bring on the new lying press secretary. America just can't wait.

    August 31, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Bob Wallace Idaho

    It's rough that he has cancer. I feel for him in that area. But his disgusting behavior as a Bush Apologist just shows you that some put their party and their jobs ahead of the well-being of their country.

    August 31, 2007 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. Kirk Bay, Byron, GA

    Who cares?

    August 31, 2007 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  12. pat, huntington, ny

    Now he can go back to Fox Noise, as if he ever actually left. Good riddance!

    August 31, 2007 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  13. Troy

    I wish him all the best. I followed his career on fox news and at the white house, and he has handled both well. I know he has said he would be living due to financial concerns. We also know he has had some medical problems. I'm guessing the huge healthcare cost and huge health insurance cost that most Americans face including Tony might be the cause of his retirement.

    August 31, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |

    I would like to see the public show their support for Tony who is battling cancer by setting up a fund to help him financially. I can't even imagine what he is going through now battling this cancer and at the same time worry about the well being of his family and children's education. Since he made the sacrifice to serve I think it will be human for us to financially support him in any little way we can by setting up a fund. My prayers are with him and I know that God will help him and his family get through this challenge.

    August 31, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. David, Gilbert Arizona

    He is a good man and I wish him well. Tony is one of the smartest people in the Bush Administration. He is also very genuine in character, which is refreshing these days. Dana does indeed have some very large shoes to fill.

    August 31, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. RA The Framing Wizard LV, NV

    What’s up?

    Everybody’s quitting the Bush Administration!

    August 31, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  17. Jeannie in Sacramento, CA

    Ugghhh... Dana Perino – the biggest pushover of a press secretary one has ever known! This woman has no political savvy and doesn't possess the ability to express one thought outside the Talking Points. She has no talent.

    August 31, 2007 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  18. chris, andover md

    Good Luck and God Bless Mr. Snow. May he have strength, faith and courage in his fight. A job well done!

    September 3, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  19. David, Salinas, CA

    Tony Snow has been an entertaining and successful Presidential Press Secretary, (notoriously one of the hardest jobs in government). I wish him all the best in battling his illness.

    September 3, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |