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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: saveliberty; GoldwaterChick; dmd25; All
I'm watching All Star baseball. Hall of Famers were introduced. All of a sudden I realized. I appreciate this and the reason I appreciate it so much is because of Tony. He taught me to appreciate more things.

Thank you Tony!

2,201 posted on 07/15/2008 6:43:03 PM PDT by lysie
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To: BIGLOOK

Yes, we can pretend that we are listening to any one of
his wonderful, fun radio shows!


2,202 posted on 07/15/2008 7:05:30 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: defconw

LOL! So it was! DUH!!!


2,203 posted on 07/15/2008 7:06:57 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: nutmeg
He told me in a Post to LUV that he was going to be in my area,
and it was finally scheduled for August....*sigh*
2,204 posted on 07/15/2008 7:10:43 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: dmd25

You’re welcome. It was really hard to preview it! But he
just sounded SO strong!


2,205 posted on 07/15/2008 7:12:06 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: LUV W
He told me in a Post to LUV that he was going to be in my area, and it was finally scheduled for August....*sigh*

Oh LUV. Somehow I missed that thread even though I was on the ping list. So sad to read it tonight---and to see his message to you. He looked wonderful in those pictures! Sigh...

2,206 posted on 07/15/2008 8:06:50 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: dmd25

In my mind I keep looking for new posts from him to someone!

I feel blessed to have had this tiny bit of contact with such
a wonderful person! I will never forget his kindness and humor!


2,207 posted on 07/15/2008 8:10:12 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: LUV W

That’s the very photo I have as my background! For a minute I thought I had started logging out by mistake!

Looking at Tony last thing at night always leaves me with a smile—and a lump in my throat—at night!


2,208 posted on 07/15/2008 8:52:28 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

That’s a great one to see the last thing at night. He was
so funny and sweet!


2,209 posted on 07/15/2008 8:58:37 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: dmd25; LUV W; saveliberty

I had dinner tonight with some friends. We talked about Tony and wondered who could fill the void of good cheer that was always Tony. He was one of a kind in the press. There’s no replacing him. But you know what he would be telling us to do!

Now I read this thread and start tearing up again. Darn. Darn.

In late June I emailed Tony, telling him that I was photographing our National Team Trials (basketball) in Washington DC in early July, that I could get him in for a behind the scenes look. It was the first email that he did not answer. sigh.


2,210 posted on 07/16/2008 12:36:14 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Tony's work will live on = it's up to us to see it through)
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To: Schwarzeneger; Poetgal26; Exit148; PROCON; baa39; cleveland gop; mom4kittys; ...

Sorry for the duplicate ping but I want as many FReepers as possible to see this—

I have received a request to find out if the FReepers who will attend the funeral have a place where they will meet at the church is huge.

Thank you for your support.

Cheers,

sl


2,211 posted on 07/16/2008 1:02:52 AM 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: LUV W

It’s OK Luv! :)


2,212 posted on 07/16/2008 3:13:05 AM PDT by defconw (Pray for Snow-RIP TONY, we love you.)
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To: All

2,213 posted on 07/16/2008 4:43:26 AM 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: Shelayne

Thanks for those kind words - and YES heaven IS going to be some kind of a reunion!


2,214 posted on 07/16/2008 5:11:51 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Tony Snow founnd out - to live is Christ, to die is gain....Thanks be to God for Tony's life!)
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To: saveliberty; LUV W
I feel blessed to have had this tiny bit of contact with such a wonderful person! I will never forget his kindness and humor! Well said LUV! Love the cartoon saveliberty. I was thinking last night of Tony in heaven and it made me smile. I could just see him running around and being all excited about his new "adventure". I wonder what fun things he is getting to do? I sure do miss him down here though...
2,215 posted on 07/16/2008 6:24:11 AM PDT by LadyJMayo
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To: saveliberty

Great cartoon, save!!! :) Brought a smile to my face.


2,216 posted on 07/16/2008 6:27:57 AM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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2,217 posted on 07/16/2008 9:56:08 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

Great cartoon. Do you know if FOX is going to be allowed to air the service?


2,218 posted on 07/16/2008 12:26:48 PM PDT by used2BDem (Navy Vet (Navy Mom))
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To: Bahbah
Adorable!!! Love it. The words on Tony's briefcase bring tears to my eyes.

Oh--this one is from the Detroit News! You may know that Tony wrote for them before he went to Washington. That is where my dh and I first 'met' him. I wasn't very interested in politics then (he wrote for them in '84-87--I was in my early to mid 20's), but his writing certainly caught my eye! I am going to email the cartoonist to let him know how much I liked this one.

Thanks for posting!

2,219 posted on 07/16/2008 12:36:22 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: used2BDem

I do not know, but I hope so. I would love to hear the President speak and now we know Rush will be there as well.


2,220 posted on 07/16/2008 12:36:45 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks Bah. Going to go wander the FNC website and see if there’s anything there. I’ll get back to you if I find anything.


2,221 posted on 07/16/2008 12:45:37 PM PDT by used2BDem (Navy Vet (Navy Mom))
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To: saveliberty

Awwwwwww....that brought tears for sure!


2,222 posted on 07/16/2008 12:50:24 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: Loud Mime

I sent him a Freepmail in mid-June asking if everything
was ok.....I guess it wasn’t.....

He is missed...


2,223 posted on 07/16/2008 12:58:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: Bahbah; LUV W; saveliberty; GoldwaterChick; All
I found a treasure trove of Tony's Columns at JWR. They date from 1999-2006. Obviously old and some are out of date--but I read a couple--and they were enjoyable!

Tony Snow Archives

This one is very cute (but of course anything right now that is funny regarding Tony is also heartwrenching): Fatherhood after Father's Day--Tony Snow

Also this Washington Times editorial is very good.

The closing paragraphs:

"When the late Woody West, the executive editor at the time, recruited Tony he told me: 'We got a gem.´ And so we did. I´ll remember Tony as a Christian and a gentleman who took his job but not himself seriously, rare in these precincts, who succeeded in Washington - and never forgot that his wife, Jill, and their children were what his success in life was really all about." About that "rarity," and about being "a Christian and a gentleman."

It would be harder to devise an apter description of Tony Snow. The man married civility with conviction each day with gestures small and large, treating alike the weak and powerful while challenging and provoking, in a city where merely to have either real civility or strong and lasting conviction is uncommon enough. Away from the camera, and away from print, the real man was revealed. Tony lived witness to his Christian conviction that each of us is touched by God and worthy of God's grace."

2,224 posted on 07/16/2008 1:11:59 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: dmd25

Wonderful stuff, dmd. Thanks.


2,225 posted on 07/16/2008 1:15:11 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: dmd25

Thank you for these links...and more insight into this wonderful human being!

It gets harder and harder to read stuff and listen to his
voice that has been silenced except in recorded shows. :(


2,226 posted on 07/16/2008 1:17:54 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: STARWISE; Bahbah; LUV W; mware; saveliberty; dinasour; FOXFANVOX

I heard on one of the Morning Fox shows that the funeral was going to be covered by Fox - but I have yet to hear what time the service is.

Does anybody know what time it starts?

TNT


2,227 posted on 07/16/2008 6:53:52 PM PDT by TruthNtegrity (RIP Tony Snow. - praying for his family and friends.)
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To: saveliberty

How sweet!


2,228 posted on 07/16/2008 7:06:12 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: TruthNtegrity

The White House website says it starts at 10 AM.


2,229 posted on 07/16/2008 7:06:27 PM PDT by LuvyaDubya (God bless the Snow family. We miss you, Tony!)
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To: TruthNtegrity

Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, presents 2007 CUA commencement speaker Tony Snow with an honorary degree.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Tony Snow at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 17, at 10 A.M. The Archbishop of Washington, The Most Reverend Donald Wuerl, will preside, and the President of The Catholic University of America, Very Reverend David O'Connell, will be the Celebrant and Homilist at the Mass in the Shrine's Great Upper Church. President and Mrs. Bush will attend and the Mass will be open to the public. In May of 2007, Tony Snow gave Catholic University's commencement address from the steps of the Basilica from which he will be buried.

2,230 posted on 07/16/2008 7:08:59 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: All
A very nice interview with Tony's dad. :(

Mourning a man of faith, family, love of country

2,231 posted on 07/16/2008 7:27:40 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: dmd25; TruthNtegrity; All

Thank you for that information. I will be watching on FOX.

Reading it is a slap in the face for reality setting in.
It’s really happening...........


2,232 posted on 07/16/2008 7:33:25 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: dmd25
The White House has a very nice page up. I love the picture of the president and Tony in the top left corner of the banner (it is just a background, faded picture).

Remembering Tony Snow

Mass of Christian Burial for Tony Snow

2,233 posted on 07/16/2008 7:40:28 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: LUV W
Reading it is a slap in the face for reality setting in. It’s really happening...........

That is what I was thinking, too....more tears...

2,234 posted on 07/16/2008 7:41:28 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: TruthNtegrity

For those who wish to remember Tony’s family, you may do so here:

How you can contribute to the Tony Snow Trust

July 14, 2008

In response to the many people who have asked how they can help, the Tony Snow Family Trust was set up today to help with Tony’s children’s education and living expenses. Jill Snow, Tony’s wife, will serve as the Trustee, with Snow’s three children as beneficiaries.

Donations can be made by sending a check payable to the “Tony Snow Family Irrevocable Trust” at the following address:

Wachovia Bank

ATTN: Charles J. Beal

4321 Collington Road

Suite 160

Bowie, MD 20716

It took me forever to find this post. Now I know why I haven’t accomplished much here these past days.


2,235 posted on 07/16/2008 7:43:15 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: dmd25

Thank you, dmd25. I don’t think I can look at that yet. I know the very worst part for me is going to be when they carry Tony’s casket out of the church tomorrow . I’m sure Fox News will be there. This must just be a terrible night for his family.


2,236 posted on 07/16/2008 7:46:06 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: dmd25

***mega-sigh***


2,237 posted on 07/16/2008 7:51:12 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: dmd25; LUV W; saveliberty; Bahbah; FOXFANVOX

Having just posted the information on the Trust for the family, it occurred to me that no doubt the President and Vice President have made very generous contributions to the Trust. And it almost goes without saying that Rush will do the same. I just re-read the obituary—thank you for the White House page, dmd25, and see that Dana Farber Institute was one of Tony’s favorite charities. Now I’m torn!


2,238 posted on 07/16/2008 8:01:38 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

I suspect that Bill O’Reilly will as well. He said something to that effect Monday—making sure that the childrens’ educations would be taken care of as well as any other needs they had. He isn’t my favorite personality, but I can tell that he loved Tony and is a loyal friend.


2,239 posted on 07/16/2008 8:16:21 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: GoldwaterChick; LUV W
I think this is how grief is, how the cycle goes...but this week, though sad, has been full of Tony. Lots of videos/interviews/people talking about him/pictures. He has been with us in a way. Tomorrow is the funeral. The reality of the loss takes on a new dimension then.

Praying earnestly for his dear wife and children. May God comfort them as only He can do.

2,240 posted on 07/16/2008 8:19:22 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: dmd25

Yes, this week has been like a marathon thread like we had
around his radio shows. Tomorrow we run into the brick wall
of the finality of death and all that implies.

I am so sad that we’ll all scatter and will never be
Snowflakes as a group ever again. :(


2,241 posted on 07/16/2008 8:28:00 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: Bahbah

Thankfully, others found the information we needed. Will you be hosting a live thread? If so, will you please ping me?


2,242 posted on 07/16/2008 9:05:17 PM PDT by used2BDem (Navy Vet (Navy Mom))
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To: LUV W; dmd25; Bahbah; FOXFANVOX; Txsleuth; pinz-n-needlez; dinasour; Fudd Fan; Mo1; ...

We will always be Snowflakes. Tony made a difference to each of us and became our dear friend. And he made a difference to the country.

We won’t necessarily have pings about Tony, except maybe if we have a thread for his birthday (June 1st). But we could have pings about items that Tony would have appreciated.

I am better for knowing Tony and knowing all of you.

Cheers,

sl


2,243 posted on 07/17/2008 1:52:50 AM 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; Poetgal26; Exit148; PROCON; baa39; cleveland gop; mom4kittys; ...

I thought that I could create a list from memory but that was a blonde idea.

pinging all of the Snowflakes. This is meant for you.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2044355/posts?page=2243#2243


2,244 posted on 07/17/2008 1:58:43 AM 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

Thank you, Bahbah. That makes me teary eyed all over again.

(((hugs)))


2,245 posted on 07/17/2008 1:59:46 AM 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: saveliberty
but that was a blonde idea.

LOL. The Audacity of Blonds.

2,246 posted on 07/17/2008 2:34:00 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: TruthNtegrity

Good morning, Truthie.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 Eastern.


2,247 posted on 07/17/2008 2:39:42 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: saveliberty; Bahbah; FOXFANVOX
I am better for knowing Tony and knowing all of you.

Likewise! We most assuredly will always be Snowflakes.

And Don Tonito Snowleone, our golf game is just delayed. Just delayed. Your cancer is gone and my MS will be gone, so you practice.

CHOCOLATE!

Snoq. Areyoukiddingme?

I need the cussjar now...


2,248 posted on 07/17/2008 3:05:56 AM PDT by rdb3 (Upward, onward, beyond...)
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To: rdb3

LOL.

Yes, once a Snowflake, always a Snowflake.


2,249 posted on 07/17/2008 3:15:28 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: saveliberty



2,250 posted on 07/17/2008 3:24:09 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Prayers for Jill and the children...........)
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