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Tony Snow RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Fox News is reporting he died this morning.
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Only 53. Bright guy who did a heck of a job in an impossible role as press secretary.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy shit. That's awful.

    RIP, Tony.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Whoa. That was quick. RIP.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sad news. I had a lot of respect for him. He was able to put forth the conservative message in a non-confrontational, concise, informed and straight-forward manner. Which I'm sure wasn't the easiest task coming in to the White House after the cows were out of the barn. He served our country well.
    I really felt bad for him when I'd hear he collapsed on a speaking gig in some remote spot of the country.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Damn, damn, damn. Tony was one of the smartest and congenial guys around. I had a lot of respect for him as well, Dan. It would have been easy not to take the WH press gig and be hammered every day, but I don't think I seen any other guy who wasn't afraid to step into the fire, do his job, and have a sense of decency.

    Thank you Tony.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Sad news, RIP.
  8. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Sad news. Tony Snow was one of the really good guys.

    I always thought he was congenial, respectful and very intelligent -- and it came out whether he was hosting his Fox News show, guest-hosting for Rush Limbaugh or being the spokesperson for the president in a really difficult time to be the spokesperson for the president.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Can't say I liked his politics, but cancer is a horrible way to die.

  10. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Seems I recall a story about Tony noting that he has on Rush's show challenged or criticized Bush and noted that in the discussions about taking on the PS job, and that Bush said he'd need and appreciate that, so to speak. Am I in the ballpark on that?
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Don't really recall that. But Snow was a smart man who did that impossible job about as well as it could be done.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I would have guessed much younger...

    Still way too young...

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