Sunday, July 13, 2008
A Tribute To the Late Tony Snow
If you live in the US, you are aware that former Presidential Press Secretary, Tony Snow, passed away this weekend. His passing and my tribute to him are relevant to this blog because, in the words of Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Sunday, "He would unfailingly challenge the premise of many of the questions. I'd never seen this before in a press secretary,..He challenged the premise and told them that they were wrong in the narrative or the storyline that they were tacking, and this caused the president's supporters, those who had seen it, to stand up and cheer." In this blog, I challenging the premise of the conventional wisdom "solutions."
Vice President Dick Cheney had this to say:
"He had this rare combination of intelligence, of commitment and loyalty to the president that he was working for, but also this great love of going out behind that podium and doing battle with what in effect were his former colleagues. And it was this capacity that he had to be unfailingly polite, to maintain good humor under the most trying of circumstances, and do it, I thought, better and more effectively than anybody I've ever seen in that post," Cheney said."
President George W. Bush presented these remarks:
"Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend Tony Snow," President Bush said in a written statement. "The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character."
Here are the links to some of his colleagues' tributes:
And the White House Press Corps: