October 20, 2006

Snow Takes 90% Pay Cut for WH Gig

Tonysnow_1 Tony Snow may earn $165,200 as WH press secretary, but that constitutes a whopping 90 percent pay cut, National Journal reports today.

The feisty media manipulator reported...that he pocketed almost $1.75 million as a Fox News anchor and syndicated talk-radio personality in the year before signing up with Bush this spring -- not to mention $161,000 in itemized speaking fees.

He delivered 25 speeches from January 2005 right up until the week before he started as press secretary; each paid more than $5,000, including four gigs compensated at $20,000 a pop. Snow reported stock and investment assets and income worth between $691,539 and $2.16 million, according to the broad ranges used by the Ethics Office.

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