Skip to comments.Tony Snow Has Died
Posted on 07/12/2008 4:03:09 AM PDT by Bahbah
Fox News is announcing that Tony Snow has died.
You’re right! and had my brains not been out on her morning walk she would have reminded me of that...
The President's statement made me cry again.
Hey Snowman. Keep your ears on buddy. We'll meet up at the Heaven's chapter of FR. 10/4 Good Buddy.
I just turned on Fox, and heard this. (blurry monitor)
Well, Tony has achieved the impossible. Talking about his life has made the weekend F&F crew possible to listen to.
I checked all the web pages of the news; CNN, FNC, MSNBC, and ABC all have Tony’s death headlined. CBS has it burried as a one-liner on their web page, interesting.
Wonder if Cardinal McKerrick will be the celebrant at his funeral mass?
Woof! Woof! Woof!
May the Lords’ grace be with you and your family during this time of sadness. You were a great man.
It is rare that I get affected by the death of someone I do know personally, and I am sitting here crying. What a warm and optimistic man, and such an inspiration. I think back to the many times I enjoyed hearing him on the radio subbing for Rush or on his own show. Wow, I will miss him.
I know that tony would want us to send donations to some charity, but I want to send flowers. Wonder if they can make arrangements in the form of snowflakes???
Cal Thomas: Tony Snow an authentic Christian in faith, deeds (April 9, 2007)
OMG! SO TRUE! I love Steve, Brian and Gretchen, but the weekend crew........... well not so much!
What a lovely idea :)
Sister Toldjah has a nice tribute
There are also good posts on the Corner
I am rearranging my home office and entertainment center, so I only have TV...I can’t record anything. I hope that someone is able to roll tape, or that FOX will mention some type of retrospective, so we’ll be able to record it.
What a wonderful piece from Brit Hume, that just ended a few minutes ago.
You know, I was just thinking...I saw Laura Ingraham on BOR last night...I guess that’s what it was...I wonder how she is reacting to the news this morning, especially given her own recent battle with cancer. She’s had him on his show quite a few times.
Monitoring - Brit Hume is filling in for the vacationing Chris Wallace on FNS tomorrow, and Chris is talking with the producers to see if they can have that as a tribute show. Feel free to PING whomever you want - I can’t do it right now. I have an appointment out here on the left coast, and I’m at the point between total exhaustion and about ready to lose it because of Tony’s passing.
Sorry to ramble - gotta go for now.
Actually, I was thinking the same thing. The trio of neophytes on Sat. F&F handled the phone interview with Pres. and Barbara Bush very well. They may have more on the ball than they usually demonstrate.
Tony Snow was such a good, honest, God-fearing man- He was dedicated to his family and to his work and will be missed a lot. Prayers for his family and friends.
Tony Snow - Slideshow
God rest his soul.
My prayers go out to his family and friends.
A great American.
Thanks, SL. I had to turn to cnn and hln - no mention on either.
That's the first laugh I've had since I saw the news this morning.
It will be worth watching.
I am lifted knowing, absolutely knowing, that Tony is in heaven with Christ at his side, completely cancer-free. He was a wonderful person whom I greatly admired.
Thanks for a life well-lived, Mr. Snow.
This is a shock. His last post here was so upbeat and positive!
Prayers for his family.
Juan welling up.
Very sad. A good man who never lost a grain of that goodness.
Walking in sunlight, all of my journey;
over the mountains,
through the deep vale;
Jesus has said “I’ll never forsake thee,”
Promise divine that never can fail.
Shadows around me, shadows above me,
never conceal my Savior and Guide;
He is the light, in Him is no darkness;
Ever I’m walking close to His side.
In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,
Pressing my way to mansions above;
Singing His praises gladly I’m walking,
Walking in sunlight, sunlight of love.
Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight,
Flooding my soul with glory divine:
Hallelujah, I am rejoicing,
Singing His praises,
Jesus is mine
Sweet everlasting Peace Tony.
Chris Wallace said that he’s on vacation and that Brit Hume will be hosting the show.
So sad. Prayers for his family. Tim and Tony are probably discussing politics in heaven.
Oh no. Mr. Snow was a fine conservative spokesman. It’s a rare man who can work so hard and remain friends with everyone. No matter how passionate the subject he was always civil. Prayers for his family.
They may be deferring to Fox. FNC did something similar for Tim Russert.
I remember learning about politics from reading his columns in the Conservative Chronicle back in the 1990’s.
God bless and RIP to a man of cheer, grace, and dignity.
I don’t often agree with his policy views, but I like Juan Williams.
We love you Tony.
Thank you for your service to our country.
Tony Snow, Cont’d [Byron York]
I think the thing that people remember most about Tony Snow’s arrival at the White House in 2006 is what a breath of fresh air it was.
Everyone knew that things had been going badly there, with the war in Iraq taking a downturn, the CIA leak affair, and spokesman Scott McClellan’s inability to engage reporters in real, substantive exchanges from the podium.
Before Tony started the job, I asked him to give me his sense of why things needed to change.
It was pretty much an invitation for him to complain or bad-mouth the situation there, or for him to offer some sort of rosy assessment of things that neither I nor anyone else would believe. Instead, he said, “That one, for obvious reasons, I’m just gonna dodge.”
How could you not like that?
People knew things were a mess in the communications shop at the White House, and they knew Tony couldn’t come out and say it, but that was why he took the job.
After we hung up, I wrote, “The thing Snow understands is this: You can tell a reporter you’re dodging his question and he might not like it, but he won’t be mad.
On the other hand, if you dodge the question while insisting that you are really answering it, he will be mad. And if you do that a lot, you’ve got a recipe for bad relations with the press.”
Tony just had an instinctive sense of how to handle the people side of the job.
But that was just work. Away from the office, what people will remember most about Tony is what a decent man he was.
When I heard the news this morning, I thought about something he wrote back in 1998, when Brit Hume’s son Sandy died.
Like everyone else, Tony was badly shaken; why had such an awful thing happened? A few days later, he wrote:
The day I heard of his death, I raced home and hugged my wife and kids with a ferocity that startled them. Since then, I have clung to them a little tighter, lingered with them a little longer, relished their company a bit more.
Suddenly, jarringly, I came to understand: Loved ones are fragile, precious gifts from God. Tragedy, villainy or caprice someday may snatch them away.
Good God Almighty, CNN has no shame!
Good God Almighty, CNN has no shame!
Very sad news, bahbah.
I remember listening to his radio show with the other Snowflakes, and Tony would post on the thread.
A true gentleman who will be greatly missed.
May God grant his family and friends comfort and grace as they mourn Tony’s passing.
Aw, that’s horrible. RIP Tony.
This comes as a shock..... even though I knew he was ill..... he never complained, was always sooo positive, I couldn’t tell he was ill because he was a such fighter...... he wouldn’t give in.
RIP Tony. God Bless you. And God bless his family.
ping to #339 (that was an ooops ;)
It goes to show how decent the man was, even they are showing respect.
(with the exception of a few, whose posts were deleted.
I want to share one post from there.
berni_mccoy (1000+ posts)
Sat Jul-12-08 09:07 AM
Response to Original message
14. Condolences to his family and to all Freepers
Tony was a Freeper before becoming WH PS.
Thanks for posting this. It is going on my page.
I’m posting this for anyone who would want to read it. It’s a familiar passage to many, from the Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15. May it bring strength to we who grieve.
42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Goodbye friend. RIP!
I'm happy to have interacted with him on this site and wish his spirit Godspeed.