On the Plane

Have You Seen This Man?

GUATEMALA CITY -- Reports indicate that a man fitting the description of Tony Snow, the White House Press Secretary, is traveling with President Bush on his six-day tour of Latin America. The job duties of the Press Secretary reportedly include talking to the press. But since this is Day Four and Mr. Snow has not yet been spotted even once in the press filing center where the vast majority of the journalists covering the trip work each day, his friends in the press corps are understandably concerned for his well-being.

Tony Snow
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.

Name: Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow
Occupation: White House Press Secretary
Age: 51
Race: White
Height: Approx. 6-foot-3
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Pale blue
Aliases: Snowman, Fox Boy

Other Identifying Details: May be prone to using words like "bupkis" and phrases such as "I'm not going to fake it on that one." Alleged to play guitar, saxophone and flute with a band called Beats Workin' (scheduled for the Barking Dog in Bethesda, Md., April 13).

Possible Locations: "Hardball," "Fox News Sunday," Republican fundraiser in Cincinnati.

Anyone with information regarding this man's whereabouts should contact the White House press corps.

-- Peter Baker

By  |  March 12, 2007; 11:51 AM ET  | Trip:  Bush in Latin America, March 2007
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*his friends in the press corps*

your concern is duly noted. too bad that friendshp only goes one way -- that snow insults you people daily and you come crawling back for more.

Posted by: linda | March 12, 2007 12:50 PM

uh-oh. Those timezone changes may be taking their toll. Are the Boyz on the Plane getting punchy?

Posted by: TeddySanFran | March 12, 2007 1:01 PM

I will be glad if Snow is gone for good.

Posted by: Guddu | March 12, 2007 1:22 PM

We'll keep an eye out for him Adam 12

Posted by: swtexas | March 12, 2007 1:35 PM

Ditto with Linda - I won't miss him.

Posted by: Judy/Rockville | March 12, 2007 1:37 PM

I heard he was going to be Fred Thompson's campaign manager. 8-) Just kidding.

Posted by: Ed Harris | March 12, 2007 1:51 PM

Whadya'll run out of Walter Reed stories again so you're ginnin' up stories about missing WH staffers now?

Posted by: Jonn | March 12, 2007 1:54 PM

Beats Workin'...


Posted by: desertwind | March 12, 2007 2:07 PM

I hope he's gone for good, maybe he decided to stay in Guatemala and grow vegetables in the back-country
Tony Snow indeed makes you miss Scott McClellan, kind of like Gonzales makes you miss Ashcroft. Do we seem a theme with this Administration?

Posted by: jaded_in_SF | March 12, 2007 2:08 PM

Well at least I won't have to listen to idiot Snow run circles around weak-knee Whitehouse beat reporters who can't even ask the obvious of questions with enough import to get them answered.

Snow makes the press look like what it is -impotent and unduly defferential to criminals in white collars.

Posted by: Reality | March 12, 2007 2:26 PM

Who needs him? Surely Fox News has someone on the plane. Just get the party line/talking points direct from them -- eliminate the middleman.

Posted by: Audentes | March 12, 2007 2:28 PM

No substance. This blog is getting more lame with each day.

Posted by: Jose | March 12, 2007 2:41 PM

Good post!

Posted by: Bartolo | March 12, 2007 2:46 PM

for what its worth, teddysanfran, there's minimal timezone hopping when going to the southern hemisphere. Brazil and Uruguay, for instance, are only an hour ahead of us (this time of year) and Guatemala and Mexico, Yucatan anyway, are two hours behind us. What might be affecting the boyz on da plane more than time zones is the lack of intellectually stimulating conversation from anyone in the administration.

Posted by: eo mcmars | March 12, 2007 2:51 PM

Peter Baker documented the changes in timezones in an earlier post -- given the southern hemisphere daylight saving time as well as ours in the US, there was some whipsawing relative to Eastern Time, where the press corps sleeps. See Peter's earlier posts for details.

Posted by: TeddySanFran | March 12, 2007 3:25 PM

Maybe he's asked the Mayans to cleanse him of evil spirits as well...

Posted by: b | March 12, 2007 3:31 PM

Froomkin must've gotten too obnoxious for him.

Posted by: scott | March 12, 2007 3:40 PM

"friends in the press corps..." Can't you even try to be a professional journalist...he is not your friend...he is a source...you are not his friend, you are his co-conspirator.

Posted by: mcaustin | March 12, 2007 3:48 PM

when you have nothing usefull to say, but lies, you better shut up...

Posted by: jwh | March 12, 2007 3:56 PM

Why not ask Dicky Chainsaw ShootInTheFace, he knows almost everything after Halliburton moved from Houston to Dubay!! There are roomers that Wallstreet, IBM and Microsoft are about to move abroad. What is wrong with the U.S.? It cannot be the decline or disintegration...

Posted by: Anonymous | March 12, 2007 4:02 PM

nominate and insert a proxy. put the proxy with snow, and just ignore snow. can an uninformed proxy be any less useful than tony?

Posted by: egalitaire | March 12, 2007 7:41 PM

Thank God spring is on its way and all the Snow will melt away. But will Alberto R. Gonzales melt or will he have to run away too? Who's the first....oops sorry.....the second one to go to jail?

Posted by: kevin | March 13, 2007 12:18 PM

I'm thinking that they forced Snow to draw the line when he was asked to carry W's water for him concerning the US Attorney purge.

Posted by: Bugboy | March 13, 2007 12:41 PM

Either you're on the plane or off the plane. Er bus.

Posted by: Steve | March 13, 2007 4:03 PM

Press corp?

With all the "deep background", "off-the-record", "anonymous", not authorized to speak, and or "SAO" used for attribution the current band of cub reporters could still phone it in. Andrea Mitchell is of the same ilk as Tim Russert: backslapping, self promoting, frauds.

Make it a sex scandal though and see these folks get their voices back.

Fie on them all!

Posted by: Joe Grecco | March 13, 2007 5:22 PM

Has anybody noticed how much Tony Snow looks and acts like Max Headroom?

Posted by: RogieD | March 13, 2007 9:57 PM

Yes, I've noticed that Tony Snow looks, acts, and actually sounds like Max Headroom. Was that a part Tony Snow played back in the '80's before his mainstream reporting career?

Posted by: Johnny | March 22, 2007 8:53 AM

Tony Snow has one of the toughest job in the White House: He has to lie about in public in front of journalists who don't take his lies for granted and publish them anyway. Poor Tony Snow. What a job.

Posted by: gang zhou | March 31, 2007 7:37 AM

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