Tony Snow has died:
Former White House press secretary Tony Snow — who once told reporters “I’m a very lucky guy” — died at the age of 53 early Saturday after a second battle with cancer.
Tony Snow was a remarkable man. It was amazing to watch him articulate the conservative position. Conservatives have so few spokesmen that can explain our principles like Snow could.
And — in a move that will forever endear him to me — he once said kind words about this blog. After I praised his performance on a Bill Maher show in which he stood up to three boneheaded liberals with grace and persuasive power, he commented:
Thanks for the wonderful write-up. It’s always fun visiting the belly of the beast. Meanwhile, keep up the great work. Love the blog.
That was one of the prouder moments I’ve had here.
He will be deeply missed. What a terrible day.
P.S. Anyone who says anything bad about him in this thread is banned and the comment will be deleted. Anyone who says anything bad about him today anywhere on this blog will be banned and the comment will be deleted. It’s not the time or place.
Comments are still open on other threads on this blog — put “Tony Snow” into the search engine — and if you want to wait until tomorrow and then articulate respectful disagreement with his views, etc., you’re welcome to. Today is not the day, and this comment thread will never be the place.