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Tony Snow Accepts 'William F. Buckley Award'
The Media Research Center ^ | 4/10/2007 | Tony Snow, Brent Bozell III

Posted on 04/12/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT by dinasour

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Cal Thomas, Larry Kudlow, Mark Levin and Ann Coulter highlighted the MRC’s "2008 DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters" presented on Thursday night, April 10, before an audience of more than 1,000 packed into the Independence Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C.

Following the presentation of the DisHonors Awards videos in five categories (see links to videos below), a look at some "funny clips" from 2007 and the audience picking the "Quote of the Year," MRC President Brent Bozell honored Tony Snow with the MRC's second annual "William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence."

Snow praised the late Buckley’s selfless efforts to identify and encourage promising young conservatives and then Snow regretted the current political rancor as he urged the audience to appreciate America’s greatness.

More at this link, and I will post some of my pictures, below. 

1 posted on 04/12/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT by dinasour
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The Party was held here, at Grand Hyatt Washington. Thats the view from the inside.

 

For some reason, they have a piano in the pool.

 

2 posted on 04/12/2008 11:27:23 AM PDT by dinasour
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Downstairs, at the reception, the soon to be MC, Cal Thomas. I think Geraldo stole his mustache.

 

Actually he said later, the he had grown the mushtash years earlier because it made him look more mature.

He shaved it off when  he realised that he no longer need to look more mature. 

3 posted on 04/12/2008 11:30:28 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
Open Bars are a good thing.

 

4 posted on 04/12/2008 11:32:20 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
They set a nice table

 

5 posted on 04/12/2008 11:34:08 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
The Host, Brent Bozell

 

6 posted on 04/12/2008 11:40:19 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
Some old friends

 

Still the Great One 

7 posted on 04/12/2008 11:41:14 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
And a new one.

 

That's Jeff Gannon, the only conservative in the history of the universe to be a official White House correspondant.

I don't know who was more tickled, me for having someone whose name I recognised at my table, or Jeff for having someone at his table who recognised him. 

8 posted on 04/12/2008 11:44:49 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
Tony's there too, somewhere.

 

9 posted on 04/12/2008 11:48:14 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour

Excellent - thanks for posting! Congrats to Tony - what an honor for him and he deserves it. I still have a crush on Mark Levin and am so jealous you were there and I was not. :-)


10 posted on 04/12/2008 11:48:49 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: dinasour
Of course, you can't go to a party like this without wondering what kind of dress Ann Coulter will wear.

 

It was little, black. 

11 posted on 04/12/2008 11:50:28 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour

Great pics!


12 posted on 04/12/2008 11:50:40 AM PDT by vandy
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To: dinasour
Tony going to the stage to accept his award.

 

 

13 posted on 04/12/2008 11:55:13 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour

Wonderful pics, great video.

What an evening.


14 posted on 04/12/2008 11:55:38 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: dinasour

crowd not very reactive but good speech. Tony for prez.


15 posted on 04/12/2008 12:00:25 PM PDT by Mercat (I am! I stand at the door and knock.)
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To: peggybac

> I still have a crush on Mark Levin and am so jealous you were there and I was not. :-)

Thanks. This was a real blast.

I am trying to capture a little bit of the flavor of the party for those who don’t get to go to such things.


16 posted on 04/12/2008 12:01:38 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: vandy

> Great pics!

Thanks, more coming.


17 posted on 04/12/2008 12:02:35 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
Tony gives his acceptance speech, which you can watch in its entirety at the link at the head of this thread. Always the optimist.

 

 

 

When Rolandus Maximus left us, I think I know who he lent his sense of optimism and confidence in the future. 

18 posted on 04/12/2008 12:09:14 PM PDT by dinasour
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Group shot.

 

Guess who all the purdy girls are hangin' with. 

19 posted on 04/12/2008 12:12:17 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: Mercat

> Tony for prez.

He’s too smart for that.


20 posted on 04/12/2008 12:16:26 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour
Downstairs, at the reception, the soon to be MC, Cal Thomas. I think Geraldo stole his mustache.

If you hadn't told me, I'd have never guessed that was Cal Thomas, who in that pic looks more like a conservative Liberace.

21 posted on 04/12/2008 12:21:57 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: Mercat

The White House on Friday said a Senate bill that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants is analogous to a traffic law that allows a speeder to pay a fine and continue driving.

“If you had a traffic ticket and you paid it, you’re not forever a speeder, are you?” White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said in response to questions from The Examiner.

“So the fact is, you have paid your debt to society,” he added. “And we have come up with a way to make sure that the debt to society gets paid. Then you move forward.”

http://www.balancednewsblog.com/2006/05/27/white-house-immigration-analagous-to-speeding/


22 posted on 04/12/2008 12:23:27 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: dinasour

This is not the only picture of “Jeff Gannon” that has been posted on the Internet.


23 posted on 04/12/2008 12:25:40 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: dinasour

...and doing a great job. Thanks


24 posted on 04/12/2008 12:26:34 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (NO-bama '08)
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To: Bahbah
> What an evening.

I really hope that I can keep going.

One more anecdote, I have another picture of me and Tony which I did not post.

Nothing particularly unusual about that, for some reason, I have a number of pictures of me and Tony.

What was cool, was the person who took that photo. I didn't know at the time, but it was T. Boone Pickens, most recently noted for offering John Kerry a million dollars if he could prove any of the Swift Vets charges false.

Sometimes you can take the measure of a man by the little things that he does, like taking for photo for a total stranger without even a hint of "Do you know who I am". (I didn't).

He was there, doing what billionaires do, giving away money.

On the serious side, the MRC did a segment on the life and death of a recent Metal of Honor winner Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy and Mr Pickens was there to donate $100,000 to the Metal of Honor Foundation.

 After seeing this tribute he decided that he had left a zero off the check, and right then and there, rewrote it for $1,000,000

 Like I said, its the little things.

25 posted on 04/12/2008 12:33:23 PM PDT by dinasour
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> If you hadn’t told me, I’d have never guessed that was Cal Thomas

I really should get a better camera.

But he did look quite different, even in person, and it wasn’t just the mustache. He looked much younger.


26 posted on 04/12/2008 12:35:21 PM PDT by dinasour
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T. Boone Pickens is a good man.

Now I can say that with even more confidence.


27 posted on 04/12/2008 12:39:39 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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> This is not the only picture of “Jeff Gannon” that has been posted on the Internet.

He was still a nice guy.

I guess the good news was, “I knew who he was”.

The bad news was, “I knew who he was”.

Nevertheless, had he been a liberal he would have received a diversity award.


28 posted on 04/12/2008 12:40:10 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: Nicole5; PROCON; baa39; cleveland gop; mom4kittys; rightwingintelligentsia; moscowmillsmuttlover; ..
Tonys Mug


     Tony Snow Ping

 

If you want on, or off, the Tony Snow ping list, please FReepMail dinasour.


Did anyone ask for pics? I got pics. Much more at the various links above.
29 posted on 04/12/2008 12:43:38 PM PDT by dinasour
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God bless Tony Snow, and may the Lord's Name be praised for giving him faith for the battle and for restoring him to good health. Tony looks fantastic in these photos.

Dinasour, I don't know you, but I want to thank you for this positive report and for all that you do.

30 posted on 04/12/2008 12:48:50 PM PDT by Faith
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Thank you, dinasour!! Omigosh—Tony looks so terrific! If I were his wife I’d have a sign saying “Keep your hands off, he’s mine, ladies!! :)

He is always so upbeat. The crowd didn’t sound very enthusiastic. Is that because of the sound—or are they very old and can’t clap hard—or maybe they just can’t match Tony’s mood.

This one’s a keeper!


31 posted on 04/12/2008 1:01:18 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: dinasour; Tony Snow

*THUD*

Great pictures of all of them....but this is THE one!

Tony....congrats....and you look fantastic!

I wish I could have been there!


32 posted on 04/12/2008 1:02:33 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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Love that beautiful smile of Tony’s. He is a GREAT American!


33 posted on 04/12/2008 1:04:58 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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> but this is THE one!

Thanks. I spent a good bit of the evening on the floor in front of the stage.

Here, I was taking the “group shot”, above.

On a lark, I just swiveled around and took that one.


34 posted on 04/12/2008 1:10:28 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour; Tony Snow

Awesome! Did he know who you were....or did you get to introduce yourself to him?

I am sure he appreciates all that you do around here to keep
us informed of what/how he is doing!


35 posted on 04/12/2008 1:13:15 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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> Did he know who you were....

Oh yes, he knew who I am.

I didn’t spent a lot of time talking to him, not wanting to intrude any more than I was.


36 posted on 04/12/2008 1:27:46 PM PDT by dinasour
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> but I want to thank you for this positive report

Sure. This is the Tony Snow thread. Nattering Neybobs of Negativity are discouraged.


37 posted on 04/12/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by dinasour
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I am so happy for you that you got to talk to him.

I hope some day he’ll come to West Texas so I can meet him, too!


38 posted on 04/12/2008 1:34:12 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: dinasour; Tony Snow

I am listening to his speech...yes, it is the best and most
optimistic speech I have heard in a long time.

We NEED Tony!


39 posted on 04/12/2008 1:37:28 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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We need a Snow/Levin ticket. I am so happy to see Tony looking and sounding so well. God Bless you Tony.


40 posted on 04/12/2008 1:40:44 PM PDT by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: dinasour

Congratulations to Tony for a well-deserved award.

And I’m sooooo jealous of you, dinasour! ;-)

Thanks for the report.


41 posted on 04/12/2008 1:48:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: LUV W

> I hope some day he’ll come to West Texas so I can meet him, too!

He probably will some day. He’s been going somewhere or another giving lectures, three times a week.

I wish he published an itinerary.


42 posted on 04/12/2008 2:02:27 PM PDT by dinasour
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I wish he would have an itenerary, too.

I contacted our university here and asked them to invite him,
but I don’t know if they ever contacted him. Wish they would!
They seemed interested.


43 posted on 04/12/2008 2:05:49 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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Man oh man, you came through again! Great Pics!!


44 posted on 04/12/2008 3:27:19 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: dinasour; Fudd Fan
The Levin Lounge is purdier!

45 posted on 04/12/2008 3:29:37 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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> The Levin Lounge is purdier!

Yes, but that had real booze.


46 posted on 04/12/2008 3:45:03 PM PDT by dinasour
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Real booze is “over rated”! LOLOL! thanks for the great pics!


47 posted on 04/12/2008 3:49:37 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: dinasour

Aside from the gray hairs of working at the White House, Tony looks really good!


48 posted on 04/12/2008 4:51:19 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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Thanks, for the great pictures, dinasour! What a wonderful event!
49 posted on 04/12/2008 5:21:52 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (Disobedience is in our DNA. - Charlton Heston)
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To: LUV W

Luv,

I’ll be in Midland later in the year; I forget the date. Stay tuned...


50 posted on 04/12/2008 5:25:15 PM PDT by Tony Snow
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