A Class Act, Followed by a Class Act

Tony Snow Resigns as White House Spokesman

Deputy Perino to Take Job of Press Secretary

Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 1, 2007; Page A02

White House press secretary Tony Snow announced his resignation yesterday, the latest in a series of departures that have reshaped the upper echelons of the administration with the addition of more low-profile replacements well versed in the ways of Washington.
Snow, who has been battling cancer, will be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino, 35, a veteran press aide in the administration who is well liked by many of the reporters covering the president but has little of her predecessor’s star power or on-camera experience.


Tony Snow and Dana Perino are both very classy people in an unenviable (and perhaps impossible) job.

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