July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, Dead at 53

A charming press secretary for President Bush, conservative pundit, and Fox News anchor, Tony Snow has lost a long battle with cancer. Ed Morrissey offers a personal reflection of a genuinely nice man at Hot Air.

More reflections will no doubt be captured throughout the day at

Our prayers go out in support of his family.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 12, 2008 08:04 AM

National Review Online's Corner has a number of remembrances of Tony as well.

I'm sure God will be looking at hiring Tony as His press secretary now.

Godspeed, Tony.

Posted by: C-C-G at July 12, 2008 09:03 AM

And HuffPo preemptively closes comments on their Snow story, lest their compassionate, tolerant commentariat drop the mask.

Tony was a true diamond in the rough. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Pablo at July 12, 2008 09:06 AM

Tony was one of the best. I shall miss his smile, humor, and candid personality.

I bet he's going to have some very interesting converstaions with Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Mark at July 12, 2008 11:29 AM

Tony Snow will be missed. He had such a positive, optimistic attitude that it was a breath of fresh air to listen to him.

Our prayers go out to his family.

Posted by: SouthernRoots at July 12, 2008 11:48 AM

Daily Kos and ABC are deleting any comments that rejoice in his death, so they don't look bad.

While I was at DailyKOS I saw the article and comments of civilian casualties on Afghanistan. They're pretty thrilled.

Posted by: brando at July 12, 2008 04:14 PM

Tony Snow was known to most of us as a tv presence, and he had a great talent for it. My eyes saw a genuinely humble man with a quick intelligent wit and a gentle sense of humor. I never saw him show anger, lose composure, or insult anyone. His answers were always cogent, thoughtful, and considerate of the questioner, even Helen Thomas.

How is it that I consider his death to be the loss of a significant goodness from the world and the kos kid's krowd feel so much hate and evil about him? Character flaw or mental illness?

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 13, 2008 11:58 AM

TwoLane, to a lefty, if you do not agree with them, you are automatically not just wrong, but eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil.

Posted by: C-C-G at July 13, 2008 12:09 PM

C-C-G, it's the dehumanization of your opponent. Stalin and Hitler would be proud of the leftists here today.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at July 13, 2008 10:46 PM

it's so unfair that tim russert had almost a week of crocodile tears. nobody cares that tony snow is dead.

Posted by: morgunz4me at July 14, 2008 07:39 PM

No, plenty of people care. Some of them are giddy, the rest are human beings.

Posted by: Pablo at July 14, 2008 11:39 PM