Tony Snow (at least partially) tames the press
“Tony,” Kinsolving began one morning in September, “The Washington Times noted on Page 1 that the Congressional Black Caucus will remain exclusively black. Does the president support or oppose this racial segregation, which excluded California Congressman Pete Stark — who risked his life for civil rights in Mississippi — because Stark was born white?”
Snow grinned and shook his head and began to point to some other reporter, any other reporter.
“No, wait a minute,” Kinsolving said, “are you just going to evade that question?”
“No,” Snow said, beginning to laugh, enjoying the exchange, his deep voice booming, “I’m going to laugh at it.” He did. So did the rest of the room. . . . .