White House spokesman Tony Snow intends to leave his job before the president's term ends in January 2009. Speaking on Hugh Hewitt's radio show last week, Snow, a Fox News Channel personality who took a serious salary cut to become Bush's press secretary last year, said he needs more money than his $168,000 White House wage. Snow, who is battling a recurrence of colon cancer, did not name a departure date.
"When I have something to announce, I'll let everyone know," he told us via e-mail.
I'm wondering two things.
(1.) How much is the deductible for health insurance obtained through the White House?
(2.) How much money does Tony Snow need to make? $168,000 a year would make life quite comfortable for me.