As ThinkProgress reports, Tony Snow told reporters this morning that the Democrats' plans for Iraq represent a "recipe for defeat." When CNN's Ed Henry tried to get Snow to describe the White House's "recipe for success," Snow turned the question around -- he does that a lot -- and asked Henry to describe his "recipe for success." When Henry objected -- he's not exactly the secretary of defense -- Snow told him to "Zip it."
Snow apologized later. In a nice bit of understatement, Henry says the incident suggests that the White House might be feeling a little "defensive" this morning.