I heard Tony Snow speak at this year’s Media Research Center awards dinner, where he received an award named after William F. Buckley, Jr. He seemed as vigorous and upbeat as ever. But my favorite Snow anecdote involves a chance meeting at an airport. A friend of mine excitedly approached him, the way someone might go up to a professional athlete or movie star. To my friend, conservative movement figures are movie stars. Snow, who had already left the administration by this point, was not just patient with him but totally friendly, interested, and engaged. My friend remembers him as “one of the nicest guys.” And so do I.