Tony Snow says he can’t live on just $168,000 a year.

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has announced he’ll be stepping down from his job because he doesn’t earn enough money:

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. He was named press secretary on April 26, 2006.

“I will not be able to make it to the end of this administration, just financially,” Snow said. “This job has been such a pleasant surprise in how much I like it. I love it.”

Poor fucking baby. I wish I had to deal with the hardship of “only” earning $168,000 a year for a job that involves little more than being willing to lie my ass off repeatedly on a daily basis. I’d make an excellent liar, I’d certainly be more convincing than Mr. Snow has been so far. And that’s because I’m poor enough now that I could really appreciate earning $168,000 a year enough to really put my heart into lying as well I could possibly manage.

Well, there is that whole problem of having scruples. That could make the lying a lot harder to pull off. It’d be especially difficult to keep a straight face with some of the bullshit whoppers the Bush Administration would require too. Still, I’d love to have the problems inherent in trying to live on that kind of money.