Skip to comments.Tony Snow Accepts 'William F. Buckley Award'
Posted on 04/12/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT by dinasour
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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 Buckleys selfless efforts to identify and encourage promising young conservatives and then Snow regretted the current political rancor as he urged the audience to appreciate Americas greatness.
More at this link, and I will post some of my pictures, below.
For some reason, they have a piano in the pool.
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.
Still the Great 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.
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. :-)
It was little, black.
Wonderful pics, great video.
What an evening.
crowd not very reactive but good speech. Tony for prez.
> 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.
> Great pics!
Thanks, more coming.
When Rolandus Maximus left us, I think I know who he lent his sense of optimism and confidence in the future.
Guess who all the purdy girls are hangin' with.
> Tony for prez.
He’s too smart for that.
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.
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, youre 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.
This is not the only picture of “Jeff Gannon” that has been posted on the Internet.
...and doing a great job. Thanks
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.
> 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.
T. Boone Pickens is a good man.
Now I can say that with even more confidence.
> 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.
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Dinasour, I don't know you, but I want to thank you for this positive report and for all that you do.
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!
Great pictures of all of them....but this is THE one!
Tony....congrats....and you look fantastic!
I wish I could have been there!
Love that beautiful smile of Tony’s. He is a GREAT American!
> 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.
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!
> 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.
> but I want to thank you for this positive report
Sure. This is the Tony Snow thread. Nattering Neybobs of Negativity are discouraged.
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!
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!
We need a Snow/Levin ticket. I am so happy to see Tony looking and sounding so well. God Bless you Tony.
Congratulations to Tony for a well-deserved award.
And I’m sooooo jealous of you, dinasour! ;-)
Thanks for the report.
> I hope some day hell 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.
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.
Man oh man, you came through again! Great Pics!!
> The Levin Lounge is purdier!
Yes, but that had real booze.
Real booze is “over rated”! LOLOL! thanks for the great pics!
Aside from the gray hairs of working at the White House, Tony looks really good!
I’ll be in Midland later in the year; I forget the date. Stay tuned...
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