Another day and another high-profile resignation from the White House. Press Secretary Tony Snow says "financial pressures" have forced him to resign.
He declined to say when he would depart, but that, "I'm going to stay as long as I can."
The 52-year-old Snow, the father of three children, earns $168,000 as an assistant to the president but made considerably more as a conservative pundit and syndicated talk-show host on Fox News Radio.
CNN reports on The Situation Room that Snow will depart at the end of the month with outgoing political advisor Karl Rove. Both are seen above.
Snow has undergone chemotherapy for a recurring bout with cancer and it is expected the regimen will intensify. Snow also has three teenage children and probably wants to hit the lucrative lecture circuit to ease the financial burdens of college tuition.
This has been a banner week for Republicans to throw in the towel. In the past two days, two former House leaders have also called it quits: Ohio's Deb Pryce and former Speaker Dennis Hastert (above)—both were implicated in covering up the Mark Foley scandal and Lane Hudson wryly notes that Hastert's do-nothing legacy should be "enabling a sex predator." Undoubtedly, both have very realistic views of the GOP's chances of regaining the majority in 2008 and has prefer not to spend another two years in the minority.
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