White House spokesman Tony Snow, who recently battled colon cancer, is ready to step down from his post, CNN is reporting. The move could come as early as next month. On a TV interview show yesterday, Snow said he might not be able to stay for the rest of the Bush presidency because of "financial reasons."
Snow, who has described his health as stable now, is said to have told friends that he needed to earn more money to help put his kids through college. Snow's deputy, Dana Perino, has been mentioned as a possible successor, but she declined to speculate tonight on what might happen if and when Snow departs.