Monday, July 21, 2008

Tony Snow sadly gone

Here's a link to the Register's editorial marking the death of Tony Snow, the former White Press Secretary and Fox newsie. Of course it always touches the heart when somebody with some promise dies at 53, but even allowing for that, it was almost impossible to find anybody in the political class who would say anything resembling a harsh word about Tony Snow. He apparently had the gift of detachment, that is, he didn't make political disagreements personal, not a bad attribute in life as well as in politics.

As I noted on the Register's blog, taking Tony's death with that of Tim Russert, maybe the message is that there are good guys in the Washington media establishment, but they tend to die young?

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