Tony Snow leaving the White House, too


White House press secretary Tony Snow will quit the job before the end of the Bush presidency because of financial pressures, he said. Snow, the former Fox News Radio syndicated host and pundit, has held the WH post for 16 months and is battling colon cancer. He is reportedly adamant that money, not cancer, is behind his decision. Political strategist Karl Rove announced last week that he would leave at the end of the month. Long-time Bush adviser Dan Bartlett left earlier this year and Andrew Card also departed as Bush’s chief of staff. Snow reportedly makes 168,000 bucks as an assistant to the President but made considerably more with Fox News Radio.

Speaking on The Hugh Hewitt Show, the father-of-three said: "I’ve told people when my money runs out, then I’ve got to go." He said he had enjoyed his time in the role. Perhaps he will be offered a raise?