March 18, 2007

edhenry-zipit.jpg Tony Snow lost his cool with Ed Henry and basically told him to STFU, after Henry asked him what the WH's recipe for success in Iraq was. Snow seems to lose it with reporters. Remember when he attacked David Gregory and had to apologize?

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When I pressed Tony Snow, and since he’s calling flatly the Democratic plan a recipe for defeat, I asked him, four years later, what is the recipe for success? Tony Snow tried to turn it around on me in this off-camera briefing. He said, well what’s your recipe for success? How do you define it?

And when I pointed out to him that that was inappropriate for me to answer that — it’s not up for me about what the recipe for success is, what is the President’s recipe for success? — Tony felt I was interrupting him and said, “Zip it.” He later apologized. He said he felt that was inappropriate for him to say that to me. But I point it out because I think it shows the White House a little bit on the defensive this morning about this anniversary. When he finally got around to his answer, Tony Snow was saying, well, we hope obviously four years later to start turning this situation over to Iraqi forces on the ground, but he admitted, “You don’t know how things will play out.”

Transcript via Think Progress

Imagine---after four years of war, the WH doesn't know how it will play out....Amazing...

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