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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow

Former newsman and White House press secretary Tony Snow died this morning of complications from colon cancer. He was 53 years old. Fox News is breaking the story right now.

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Cancer's unexpected blessing, by Tony Snow, via Juliette.



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At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Fidel, MD said...

RIP, Tony. You will be missed, and will be a role model in the Edward R. Murrow school.....

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Alan said...

He was the nicest of all the Beltway pundits.

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One wonders if Tony will get as much coverage as did Tim Russert. I'd bet not, since Tony wasn't a lefty.

Farewell, Tony, we will miss you.


At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sad. Tony was truly a joy.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger tree hugging sister said...

I'm sniffly at the news. He always seemed to have that special touch and none of the nastiness that permeates every corner of the talking-head business these days. Even at his sickest during White House conferences, you'd love to see the Tony "Quip o' the Day". What a gem. And what an incredible shame, because he's the guy who tried to do it right.


At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Tex Taylor said...

Tony will be missed for no other reason than he was a very, rare bird.

A gentleman in a town chock-full of jackals and imbeciles.

Thoughts for Tony's family. Seems the good ones from Tony to Tim are disappearing too quickly.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Rest in peace Tony.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Shane said...

I loved his radio show. He would laugh away absurdity when the rest of us were groaning with premature foreboding - the chasm between us and him was the faith he had in the decency of the average American. I remember watching Tony Snow stand in front of the press corp and take the slings and arrows, a wry smile on his face, and the coy intelligence to turn away the attacks with humor and passion. With his grace and professionalism he made Scott McClellan look childish, and revealed Helen Thomas to be the bitter partisan we always suspected she was.

There are so few who, just by walking with us, can offer that wisdom that darts straight to the heart of life - a humble and profound gratitude for the chance to live. What a gift life is, and what a warm and thoughtful soul we have lost today!

My prayers go out to his family, and I thank God that his suffering has ended. He is at peace, and he left a better world for his being in it. That is a legacy we should all aspire to - it's the gift that keeps on giving...

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

As always Shane, you're eloquent and spot-on.

What I liked most about Snow was how his work was his passion and much fun it was for him.

What a gift life is
And how grateful we are for people like him to have lived among us.

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Laurence said...

What a perfect gentle man.

He even had nice things to say about gadfly David Gregory, namely that Gregory was a good dad and that counted for a lot in Tony's worldview.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

I'm so very sad to hear this. He always struck me as a decent man.

At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Fausta's blog for posting Tony's article, "Cancer's Unexpected Blessing." It is inspirational. It reveals how very optimistic and faithful Tony must have been even in his final hour. His perspective on life--in the face of his impending death--make him a worthy example for all of us.

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Mike Puckett said...

God bless you Tony Snow and God bless your Family. You were one of the best!

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

Danm...He's my age and he's already graduated - Godspeed Tony!

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Thomas said...



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