Snow Was 'the Best': Cheney

Sunday shows also tackle VP rumors, economics, and the mortgage meltdown
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jul 13, 2008 2:41 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses in thought while speaking at J&L Steel Erectors in Hudson, Wis. Friday, July 11, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tony Snow, economic policy, veepstakes, and the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae crisis sparked conversation on the Sunday talk show circuit today. Time sums them up:

  • Fox News Sunday paid homage to late newscaster and press secretary Tony Snow; Dick Cheney called him "the best" he's known.
  • Arnold Shwarzenegger applauded John McCain's bipartisanship and Iraq policy on This Week, but dismissed the idea of working at a McCain White House.

  • McCain and Barack Obama advisers debated economics on Late Edition. One blasted Obama's protectionism; the other slammed McCain for wanting to lower income tax rates for corporations.
  • Also on Late Edition, Senator Chris Dodd kept mum on rumors he's off Obama's VP short list—but did say that mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "in good shape."
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