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Tony Snow - dead at 53
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, July 12, 2008

My condolences to his family.

I had the opportunity to listen in on a couple of blogger calls with Tony and ask him a few questions. Bloggers aren't journalists steeped in the culture of nuance, and they can get pretty blunt. Tony was a gentleman who fielded every question and answered it without all the usual sidestepping spokesman do.

He was what Scott McClellan could only hope to be - a bright guy who loved the give-and-take of debate and believed in his side's principles and ideology.

Another thing I admired about Snow was his attitude about the cancer he had. If ever there was a man determined to beat it and upbeat about his chances, he was that man. Of course death overcame even him, as it always does, but I'm sure, knowing what little I know about Tony Snow, he went down swinging.

RIP
 
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I hit a few of the far left sites, just to see, the comments were nauseating.

Except for Kos, they did a fairly good job of putting a lid on the worst of the vile hate.

I did not agree with Snow’s stint as a press spokesman. I think he should have remained a journalist. But he was good at what he did, and from all accounts a genuinely decent man.
 
Written By: kyleN
URL: http://impudent.blognation.us/blog
RIP

Without illness I think Snow would have made a spectacular press secretary.

However, leave it the Bush administration to replace Scott McCellan with a man with illness for a high-stress job that no doubt has periods requiring long hours.

I don’t think Snow probably believed he couldn’t do the job, at least when he started. But the Bush administration shouldn’t have taken the chance.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Well spoken, Bruce.
Ya done good, Tony.
Rest, now.
 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
"Of course it overcame even him, as it always does, but I’m sure, knowing what little I know about Tony Snow, he went down swinging."

I know you didn’t really mean that. And part of the reason anyone with "The Big C" should fight like crazy is that new stuff is being discovered at an amazing rate and post-diagnosis longevity is increasing dramatically.

I mourn Tony’s death. He was a class act. His press briefings were informative and fun...
Irreplaceable.
 
Written By: Greybeard
URL: http://pitchpull.blogspot.com
Of all the people to have come from Fox News, Tony was and always will be my absolute favorite.

Rest in peace, Mr Snow.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I know you didn’t really mean that.
Yup, you’re right, Graybeard. Edited to say what I really meant.
 
Written By: McQ
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