Partisan, Loaded, Cynical, & Facile

By Brian 

White House press secretary Tony Snow has used the phrase “I don’t know” more than 400 times in televised briefings and interviews this year. Also, he “has been lobbing names at his inquisitors,” Dana Milbank writes. Last week, one of David Gregory‘s questions was “partisan.” Then yesterday:

> Snow rejected CBS’s Jim Axelrod‘s use of the term “stomach,” saying “the way it’s phrased is kind of loaded.”

> Snow responded to FNC’s Bret Baier‘s suggestion that “the President does not want to announce the deployment of thousands of more U.S. troops to Iraq before the holidays” by calling it “cynical, but false.”

> And Snow called an assertion by CNN’s Elaine Quijano “sort of facile.”