Tony Snow back on the job

050107snow.jpgWhite House press secretary Tony Snow was back on the job Monday, five weeks after doctors discovered a recurrence of his cancer. He said he would soon undergo chemotherapy “just to make sure we’ve got the thing knocked out.”

Snow, 51, has been on medical leave since undergoing exploratory surgery last month, when doctors discovered that a growth in his abdominal area was cancerous and had metastasized, or spread, to the liver.

Snow started typically early, appearing Monday on the North Lawn of the White House for a series of morning television network news shows, including an interview on “Fox and Friends,” with his former Fox network colleagues.

“I’ve recovered from the surgery, more or less,” Snow said in a CNN interview. “I’ll start doing chemo on Friday. We’ll do it every other week for four months.”

Once a month, Snow said, “We’ll do a maintenance chemo just to make sure we’ve got the thing knocked out and put in remission.”

Snow had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Over the weekend, Snow spoke to students and alumni at Davidson College, from which he graduated in 1977. During an impromptu question-and-answer session there, Snow said he has become closer to God and his family because of the cancer, The Charlotte Observer reported.

“I am actually enjoying everything more than I ever have,” Snow said, according to the newspaper. “God hasn’t promised us tomorrow, but he has promised us eternity.”

Snow is married with three children, 10, 11 and 14.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press


  1. Bill Jonke

    Unbelievably, it was refreshing to see Mr. Snow return to the job.

    Dana “Shits where she eats” Perino makes him look like a saint.

    You do have to realize that this isn’t saying much for Snow’s track record, but Perino should be stuck back into a corner of the basement where she belongs.

    Bill Jonke

  2. LurkingFromTheLeft

    …glad to see I was not alone in not caring for Dana ‘when I grow up I want to be even snottier’ Perino –

    …I keep thinking I am hearing some high schooler talk about how she doesn’t like Muffy because she’s mean to her –

    …and if you don’t like her, that’s okay because her boss is THE PRESIDENT – whoop de ducking foo –


  3. Steve Horn

    Ahh … Tony is back on the job … alive and well … unlike the men and women who have died in Iraq in his absence in the illegal war his boss started and continues to support. Apparently there is no justice. The face of the individual passing the lie really doesn’t matter to me.

    To make posting this a REAL F*CKING TREAT I got to see Bill O’Reilly’s mug looking at me from a pollingpoint media survey advert while typing it …

    The horror … the horror ….

  4. Doubtom

    Jeeeezusss Keeerist, dump the Bill “Gasbag” O’ Liely photo will ya? How can anyone formulate a thought in the presence of that smirking asshole?

    That fast-talking air-head is totally without inflection and sounds like her fast forward button is jammed. She does have the smirk however.

  5. Steve Horn

    tell us how you really feel about him – don’t hold back!

    Personally, I’d like to perform “smirkectomies” on Bill, Georgie boy, Tony Snow(job) and Dick(head) Cheney …

  6. Razor

    They all SUCK! Not one of them has an ounce of integrity, honor, or respect for thier fellow americans. All of them can rot in hell for all I care. What a collection of worthless disgusting bags of sh*t. O’Rielly is the biggest turd of all.

  7. SEAL

    Washington DC is just like any other cesspool. The biggest chunks always rise to the top.