John Snow will remain secretary of the Treasury, despite reports that he
would likely leave his post.
Associated Press reported that Snow met this week with President George W.
Bush, who asked him to remain.
Earlier this week, Reuters news
service reported that Snow could be out as soon as the next month or two, while The New York Times reported that President Bush’s chief of staff, Andrew
Card, could replace him.
Snow became the Treasury’s top man in
2003. A former railroad executive, he has also had numerous jobs in the Department
of Transportation, including administrator of the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration; deputy undersecretary; assistant secretary for
governmental affairs; and deputy assistant secretary for policy, plans and
During his daily press briefing Dec. 6 at
the White House, the president’s press secretary, Scott McClellan, appeared to
“We appreciate the great job that
Secretary Snow is doing. He’s an outstanding member of this team,” McClellan
told reporters. “I know that this is all part of the continuing Washington, DC,
speculation game. It’s a game that I’m not going to get into playing, as I’ve
told you from this podium.”