Presidential press secretary Tony Snow today refused to say what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s greatest achievement is, instead choosing to ask the questioner the same question.

At today’s White House press gaggle, WND asked Snow: “What is Condoleezza Rice’s greatest achievement to date as secretary of state?”

The spokesman responded, “OK, Lester, and what is your greatest as a broadcaster?”

Another reporter piped up at that point, saying, “Asking that question!”

Snow then quickly moved on to another question.

Insight magazine yesterday reported: “Conservative national security allies of President Bush,” including former Speaker Newt Gingrich, have called Rice “incompetent” and have said she has “reversed the administration’s national security and foreign policy agenda.”

According to the report, “Current and former members of the Pentagon and National Security Council have urged the president to transfer Miss Rice out of the State Department and to an advisory role. They said Miss Rice, stemming from her lack of understanding of the Middle East, has misled the president on Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict.”

Editor’s note: In answer to Snow’s question, longtime White House correspondent Les Kinsolving has been nominated seven times as a Top 100 talk-radio host and was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.



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