Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Final Thoughts on Tony Snow

Final thoughts on the passing of Tony Snow from the incomparable Michael Barone. He knows politics better than anyone alive, and his ranking of Snow is to be taken seriously. I know I do...T

"Future historians will do right to wonder whether the repute of George W. Bush and his administration would not have been a lot higher if Tony had been offered and taken the job back in 2003, when Ari Fleischer left. I don't think it's hyperbole to say that Tony may have been the best White House press secretary ever"...

... He didn't hesitate to challenge, good-humoredly, the premises of reporters' questions. I assumed that Tony resigned from this job he obviously loved because of the disease threatening him and the need, genuine in his case, to spend more time with his family and provide for them while he could. We have lost an absolutely first-rate human being, and I have lost a friend who was always brimming with curiosity, learning, and good cheer.
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