President Bush should bring Fox News analyst Tony Snow into his administration, but not merely as a spokesman. Snow should be given a senior place at the table where White House policy initiatives are formulated.
Enthusiasm for the Bush Administration is flagging in conservative ranks in large part because of its drift toward big government. Tony Snow is not a big government conservative, and his voice would be a salutary one in internal administration policy debates. He would also be a more formidable voice in the press room — where he could be not a robotic repeater of mindless administration talking points, but a fully informed and eloquent spokesman for the administration’s mind.
In brief: Go for Snow, Mr. President.