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Tony Snow Has Died
Fox News | July 12, 2008 | Fox News

Posted on 07/12/2008 4:03:09 AM PDT by Bahbah

Fox News is announcing that Tony Snow has died.

Heartbreaking news.


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To: Still Thinking

Tony was always honest. He said that the money became an issue and so he quit.

He was also a positive person so that’s all we know because he never whined.


1,201 posted on 07/12/2008 4:50:19 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: Bahbah
Thanks for sharing your life with us, Tony. Prayers for your family and those who loved you.
1,202 posted on 07/12/2008 4:50:25 PM PDT by Rockitz (NObama 2008- Strange we ain't believin')
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To: AliVeritas

beautiful ... thank you for posting that


1,203 posted on 07/12/2008 4:50:57 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: AliVeritas; SE Mom; Bahbah; NordP; Fudd Fan; Txsleuth; jveritas; Mo1; Miss Didi; snugs; Wolfstar; ..

Just a beautiful tribute. Thanks so much for posting it, Ali.

If anyone has stored up tears they need to release, this
is for you. Grab a few tissues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkoiNj3nJ-g

sniff

~~~~~~~~

PS

Politico/Mike Allen did a surprisingly nice tribute to Tony.

Remembering Tony Snow

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2044539/posts

Go with God, brave and happy warrior.


1,204 posted on 07/12/2008 4:51:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Bahbah; clintonh8r

Bahbah is right; Dana Perino does a fine job as WH Press Secretary and she doesn’t cede an inch.


1,205 posted on 07/12/2008 4:52:50 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: Schwarzeneger

That’s so kind of you. ((hugs)) I can’t imagine what it would be. He worked so hard .. so many long hours ... to provide for we 3 kids. Because of that, we really had pretty rare 1-on-1 time with him. It is absolutely the life-altering event of my life .. no doubt about it. Everything changed dramatically thereafter. And the times then were very very different. I really could write a book .... ;)


1,206 posted on 07/12/2008 4:58:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Special editions of O Reily, Greta and Jerry Rivers to start new. I hope someone is rolling digital.


1,207 posted on 07/12/2008 5:00:18 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Attention stattions: the heavenly edition of the Tony Snow Show is now on the air. Woof.")
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To: Christian4Bush

Watching Bill O. (he has a cold)


1,208 posted on 07/12/2008 5:03:28 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
Condi first guest via phone. Talking about her friendship with Tony.
1,209 posted on 07/12/2008 5:04:29 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: LUV W

Teary hugs, luv .... very depressing. Maybe work helped.

I’m not sure if I pinged you to #1204 ... I now have a crying headache. It will touch your heart deeply, and grab a tissue .. MORE HUGS.


1,210 posted on 07/12/2008 5:06:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

We were lucky to have had great patriots like Mr Capra and Mr Berlin! I didn’t know that about Mrs. Berlin - thanks for the info!

There are some jewels out there these days that you wouldn’t consider to be fairly conservative. Alice Cooper (Vincent F Furnier) is reputed to be a fairly conservative man, which is at odds a bit with his public persona.

So there you go - Irving Berlin to Alice Cooper! :-)


1,211 posted on 07/12/2008 5:08:24 PM PDT by Sgt Joe Friday 714
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To: STARWISE

Bill O’Reilly on Tony

“He elevated every situation he was in “...


1,212 posted on 07/12/2008 5:12:51 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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I am so sorrty to hear this. He was such a good and gentle soul. I wish peace and strength for his family and friends. He will be missed.


1,213 posted on 07/12/2008 5:13:26 PM PDT by Iowannabe
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To: STARWISE; Bahbah; tiredoflaundry; saveliberty; FOXFANVOX; mware; NordP; La Enchiladita; All
If you did ping me, all the music posts have gotten it lost.

I'll go look at it...I don't know if my aching heart can take much more....

I have dedicated my tunes today to Tony.

Tony Snow-Dedicated Music Posts

Scroll back to see other tunes. I just felt the need to do this.

1,214 posted on 07/12/2008 5:14:00 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: Bahbah

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

God bless you Tony. You lifted me up and gave me hope.
Now your reward is in heaven as the Lord receives you
into His outstretched arms and says, “well done, good
and faithful servant”.

1. William F. Buckley
2. Tim Russert
3. Tony Snow

Seems to always be in threes. I don’t know why.


1,215 posted on 07/12/2008 5:14:35 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: SE Mom
We had SUCH entertaining, thoughtful and informative times on the Snowflake threads, didn’t we?

We sure did.

Quite a few years ago someone said that the live threads reminded them of chats with the neighbors over the backyard fence. That always stuck with me, because it seemed so to be such a great description.

1,216 posted on 07/12/2008 5:15:32 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: GoldwaterChick
I had to take a break to make pizza for dinner and was thinking, wouldn’t it be great if all Tony’s friends and admirers could gather for a giant pizza party and share the joy he brought all of us. Actually, all that’s missing here is the pizza!

LOL! I totally agree. :-)

1,217 posted on 07/12/2008 5:19:24 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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This is quite interesting with Andy Card and BOR.

Card is saying that when Tony was a speechwriter for Bush 41, he almost helped shape policy....


1,218 posted on 07/12/2008 5:19:33 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: retrokitten

That is a perfect description! Chats over the fence in the back yard. I am really going to miss the live threads.


1,219 posted on 07/12/2008 5:19:40 PM PDT by LadyJMayo
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To: SE Mom

I find it interesting that Andrew Card said they were trying to get Tony on board as press secretary back when he was first diagnosed. That means that they were trying to find a replacement for ol Scotty boy.


1,220 posted on 07/12/2008 5:20:15 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life!)
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To: arbee4bush

That is beautiful. Is there a statue in front of that tree in the middle?


1,221 posted on 07/12/2008 5:21:33 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: Bahbah

What a decent, wonderful man he was. I am so sad to hear this, and am praying for him and his family.


1,222 posted on 07/12/2008 5:21:36 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: retrokitten

Thanks. Yes, that is a 6’ statue of Jesus.


1,223 posted on 07/12/2008 5:22:14 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life!)
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To: LUV W
If your doing a music dedication for Tony you have to have, Stairway To Heaven, and something by Skunk Baxter.
1,224 posted on 07/12/2008 5:23:04 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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To: SE Mom

So true ... he really has set the standard in
so many ways: media professional, press secretary,
solid Christian, devoted husband and father.

What a sterling role model for us all.

Hard to believe that my whole day has been spent
on someone I never even personally knew ... but he,
his spirit, optimism and integrity truly touched my
heart and soul. I’m truly sorrowful .. like I lost
a loved one.


1,225 posted on 07/12/2008 5:23:33 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Notice how BOR skipped over Scott when mentioning the last Press Secretary.


1,226 posted on 07/12/2008 5:25:01 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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To: NordP
I feel so badly for those that can't or don't take the time to notice God's blessings. They miss so much.

That's worth regular size font. ;-)

1,227 posted on 07/12/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: LUV W
Tony sent me some “Smarties” candies one time, because I said I didn’t like them in an e-mail. They were his favorites, and he wanted me to try some that “weren’t ‘bum’ Smarties” he said

I am so giggling over "bum Smarties."

1,228 posted on 07/12/2008 5:27:22 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: STARWISE

You’re not alone dear SW, look at this thread :)

I’ve been in and out all day, but keep coming back here because it’s...Tony.


1,229 posted on 07/12/2008 5:27:31 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: arbee4bush

I guess we had to endure the incompetency of Some-
one else to really appreciate and be grateful for all
the excellence Tony brought to this most critical position.


1,230 posted on 07/12/2008 5:27:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: LUV W

Thanks LUV!


1,231 posted on 07/12/2008 5:27:58 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: mware

I have Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, and I am downloading it now. However, I don’t have any Skunk Baxter. Shame on me!

Thanks for the suggestions!


1,232 posted on 07/12/2008 5:28:16 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: retrokitten

Quite a few years ago someone said that the live threads reminded them of chats with the neighbors over the backyard fence.


That’s a lovely description and so apt.


1,233 posted on 07/12/2008 5:30:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mware

LOL-BOR is bloviating. He is barely giving Ari a chance to speak. Kept wanting Ari to compare himself to Tony. Gosh-poor Ari


1,234 posted on 07/12/2008 5:30:58 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life!)
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To: retrokitten

LOL! Those were his exact words! Doesn’t it just sound like
him?

He sent me about 20 little Halloween-sized Smarties. I ate
some of them, but just had to keep a few just because. He also signed the picture that he sent.

I wish I had gotten to meet him, but the memories we all have
here will make me smile after the tears....


1,235 posted on 07/12/2008 5:31:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: STARWISE

I had to tear myself away from the FR and TV around noon to work out with my trainer and I made her turn Fox News on the minute I got there! I’ve been here since I returned around 1:30.


1,236 posted on 07/12/2008 5:31:45 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: arbee4bush

You should read the APs obit, on Snow. It reads more like an op-ed piece than a tribute. Gives one sentence to his speech writing days, nothing about his contributions to the Rush Limbaugh program, and many lines about how he “scolded” and talked down to the press corps.


1,237 posted on 07/12/2008 5:32:32 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LUV W

That is SO special, luvvie .. HUGS.
What a dear man.


1,238 posted on 07/12/2008 5:32:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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Bill Plante just mentioned Helen Thomas has been ill. Anyone know anything about that?


1,239 posted on 07/12/2008 5:34:38 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: arbee4bush

That is a beautiful spot ... reminds me very much of a place in central FL.


1,240 posted on 07/12/2008 5:36:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Yes, a gentle soul!


1,241 posted on 07/12/2008 5:36:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: LukeL
..he “scolded” and talked down to the press corps.

The infants in the press corps needed to be talked to like children. They have all been more than deserving to be verbally spanked, and only the Snowman could do it with a smile.

1,242 posted on 07/12/2008 5:37:11 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: LUV W
Doesn’t it just sound like him?

It does! I'm still giggling.

One time he read my post and said my screen name on the air. It caught me so off-guard, that I think my heart stopped for a second and my eyes opened so wide that I'm surprised they closed again.

1,243 posted on 07/12/2008 5:38:31 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: STARWISE; All
Heads up Bob Beckle coming up.

Everyone of us knows what FRiends Bob and Tony where.

This is going to be interesting.

1,244 posted on 07/12/2008 5:39:01 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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To: STARWISE

Good GRIEF- Bill Plante becomes actually human while talking about Tony with the bloviator.

Who knew?


1,245 posted on 07/12/2008 5:39:36 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Bahbah

I don’t know if anybody else has posted this link earlier on this thread, but here are Tony’s posts on Free Republic.

The final one is bittersweet of course, knowing what we know now. But I think it’s appropriate as a personal optimistic farewell from Tony to his friends here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:tonysnow/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


1,246 posted on 07/12/2008 5:40:16 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: Ever wonder where all those who took the brown acid at Woodstock wound up?)
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To: retrokitten

I think he loved to surprise us that way...and he KNEW that
we were listening!

I would nearly fall out of my chair when he would post to
me. I have saved those posts. :D


1,247 posted on 07/12/2008 5:40:40 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: mware

Bill Plante did a good job of describing Tony’s essence.

Were Beckel and Tony that close? If so, I had no idea.
So different they were.


1,248 posted on 07/12/2008 5:41:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: LukeL

Tony never talked down to anyone, but if anyone deserves to be talked down to, it’s the WH press corps. Being with them is probably like being with a bunch of 7th graders with raging ADD after they’ve each had a liter of Mountain Dew.


1,249 posted on 07/12/2008 5:41:38 PM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: STARWISE
The Snowflakes use to rag on Bob Beckle all the time. Without fail, he would defend Bob.

Bob actually looks like he has been crying.

1,250 posted on 07/12/2008 5:43:09 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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