FRESH OLD FACES….Yawn. The White House “shakeup” continues. Karl Rove is stepping down, except that he’s not. He’s still deputy chief of staff, still chief policy aide, and still senior advisor, but he’s giving up his role as “policy coordinator” ? whatever that means. I’m sure the mood in the West Wing will change dramatically because of this.
In other news, Press Secretary Scott McClellan, his credibility having been reduced to tatters long ago, is also stepping down. However, with speculation about Treasury Secretary John Snow’s departure heating up, President Bush has apparently made the decision to conserve the number of people named Snow in his administration by offering Scotty’s job to Fox News commentator Tony Snow. I don’t know why Snow would accept a demotion like that, but that’s the scuttlebutt.