PRESIDENT BUSH: Stretch.
Q Thank you, Mr. President.
PRESIDENT BUSH: I call him Stretch.
Q And I’ve been called worse. (Laughter.) Has Treasury Secretary Snow given you any indication that he intends to leave his job any time soon?
PRESIDENT BUSH: Secretary of Treasury Snow?
Q Has he given you any indication he intends to leave his job any time soon? And related to that, Americans — macroeconomic numbers are indeed good, but many Americans are concerned, increasingly concerned about rising health care costs, costs of gasoline. And does that make it hard for your administration, Treasury Secretary Snow, and everyone else to continue to talk up the economy?
PRESIDENT BUSH: No, he has not talked to me about resignation. I think he’s doing a fine job…
And today, according to TalkRadio NewsService’s Ellen Ratner:
[White House Spokesperson] Dana [Perino] said that Secretary Snow said he would like to leave earlier in the year and that Chief of Staff Josh Bolton ran point on finding a new nominee.