After David Gregory asked a question in this afternoon’s White House press briefing, Tony Snow took a moment to apologize for accusing the NBC News correspondent of framing a question in a partisan way:
|Before I get to that, I want to address something else. Because you and I had a conversation last week that got a whole lot of play in a lot of places, where I used the term “partisan” in describing one of your questions.|
And I’ve thought a lot about that, and that I was wrong. So I want to apologize and tell you I’m sorry for it.
GREGORY: Thank you.
SNOW: And the reason I do that is not only because it’s the right thing, but because I want people in this room and also people who watch these to understand that the relations in this room are professional and collegial.
And if I expect you to do right by us, you have every right to expect that I’ll do right by you.
So, at any event, I just want to say I’m sorry for that.