It always struck me that Tony Snow was almost preternaturally well-liked, including by people who didn’t care much for each other. Bush loyalists liked him, obviously, because he was a great press secretary (especially compared to his predecessor Scott “Flopsweat” McClellan). But he was also smart and interesting enough to win fans like Tim Cavanaugh, who reacted to the prospect of Snow flacking for the White House by lamenting that he was “too good for that.” And as John Podhoretz notes, “his ascent from peak to peak earned him no enemies.”
Snow’s death isn’t exactly a surprise; as you can see in Fox’s Brit Hume-narrated obit, Snow aged at a heartbreakingly fast pace during his short tenure as press secretary. But that doesn’t make it any less awful. RIP.
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