“Tony,” Kinsolving [a radio host and reporter for a Baltimore station] 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. . . . .
I only wish President Bush had hired him sooner! The NYT article quotes some Luntz guy as saying, “You don’t stand up and cheer when Tony finishes speaking; you nod your head in affirmation.” I stand up and cheer.
One other piece of trivia from the article: he’s a convert to Catholicism, like me.