When President Bush reshuffled his cabinet this week, White House press secretary Scott McClellan was one of the people to go. Among several potential candidates being mentioned as replacements are two Fox News correspondents, according to Fox News.
Fox News reporters Dan Senor and Tony Snow are two of the names mentioned on the shortlist. Senor was previously the spokesperson for Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. Snow hosts The Tony Snow Show on Fox and was previously a speechwriter for George Bush senior. Snow recently recovered from colon cancer.
Also approached for the job was Victoria Clarke, a former Pentagon spokesperson and one of the talking heads on CNN's Situation Room. Clarke firmly stated on Wednesday that the job is "not happening."
McClellan began working for Bush Jr. in 1999, when the future president was governer of Texas. He became White House deputy press secretary in 2001 and took over the top job of press secretary when Ari Fleischer vacated the post in 2003, months after the US-led invasion of Iraq.