Maybe It's A Snow Day?

(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
At today's White House briefing, spokesman Tony Snow said he takes a vacation day from the White House on days he does political fund-raisers.

But the press office corrected that with this note on the transcript of his briefing:

"Mr. Snow, like other commissioned officers in the White House, is construed to be on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and therefore is not required to track vacation or leave time. As such, the law permits him to engage in political activity (such as speaking at fundraising events) during normal working hours without the paperwork required of employees who are on a leave system."

Snow has already done a number of political fund-raisers.

He has another in Wisconsin on Thursday. And two more on Saturday in Iowa and Chicago (the latter for House Speaker Dennis Hastert.)

Snow says the Republican National Committee pays the expenses he incurs attending GOP fund-raisers.



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    Mark Knoller is a CBS News White House correspondent.

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