Monday, July 14, 2008

Tony Snow, 1955-2008. R.I.P.

Rachel has written eloquently about Tony Snow's legacy. While I never had the good fortune of meeting him I do think I should add one thing here. Rachel is quite right about his contributions to conservatism as a Presidential speechwriter, press secretary, journalist and Christian. It is also worth noting that Tony Snow did all these things with a smile. Perhaps no other conservative outside of Ronald Reagan had such a sunny disposition. It is very easy to become morose about a world that falls short of our expectations and ideals. Snow never got jaded. Even as the end was staring right at him. The best way to remember Tony Snow is not to think about how we can fill his shoes but rather how we can better fill our own.

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