July 12, 2008

Goodbye, Tony Snow.

The first several words that come to mind when people young die so young of cancer are generally considered unprintable . . . not that I wouldn't print 'em. But it seems more respectful to the dead to let them go, rather than turning a public moment into my own private vendetta against cancer.


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What a loss for humanity! My prayers go out for his wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi. His life was and is an inspiration to all. And I beg everyone at every news organization to put together a tape of all his recorded work, especially all those sit-down interviews where you get to see a small measure of his true self. That will be a great gift for his children when their memories start to weaken.

In his own words--"To regain footing, remember that we were born not into death, but into life—and that the journey continues after we have finished our days on this earth. We accept this on faith, but that faith is nourished by a conviction that stirs even within many nonbelieving hearts—an intuition that the gift of life, once given, cannot be taken away. Those who have been stricken enjoy the special privilege of being able to fight with their might, main, and faith to live—fully, richly, exuberantly—no matter how their days may be numbered."

Goodbye, Tony. There aren't many people I'd take a bullet for, but you were one of them. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Posted by: Darrell at July 12, 2008 04:13 PM


Tony Snow will be missed. As a man, he appeared to be made up of the type of character we would wish to see more of in ourselves and others. As a professional, he leaves behind an impressive example of dignity in a profession known for its combativeness.

Posted by: Dalsan at July 12, 2008 08:58 PM


A great man. Truly.

It is a shame that we lose such men relatively young, whereas some reprobates keep on tickin'. How on earth does that work out I don't know. But Tony, while God doesn't need a SecPress, He could do worse than give you the job. You gotta keep busy, after all. Rest in Peace; Rise in Glory, brother.

Posted by: Gregory at July 13, 2008 10:59 PM


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