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Ear to the Ground

Tony Snow Dies at 53

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Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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White House / Chris Greenberg

Tony Snow waves goodbye on his last day as press secretary.

Bush’s former press secretary was never shy about his cancer, but friends and colleagues alike were surprised by the news of his death Saturday. As the president’s mouthpiece, Snow knew scorn, but he also had the respect of a number of his critics. As The Nation’s John Nichols elegizes, he brought “a measure of dignity” to the Bush administration.


The Nation:

Even as he struggled with cancer, former White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters: “I’m a very lucky guy.”

In fact, George Bush was lucky to have had Snow as his spokesman during the period when it became clear that, while Bush could not renew his failed presidency, he could be less of an embarrassment to himself and his country.

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By TDoff, July 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm Link to this comment
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In following the dictum not to speak ill of the dead, and ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all’, the only apt comment re: Snow’s demise is

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By xyzaffair, July 13, 2008 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t want to judge Tony Snow, but it’s interesting that Bush is on his fourth press secretary since taking office.  I don’t know what Ari Fleischer is doing, but Scott McClellan has written a tell-all book, and Dana Perino seems kind of non-threatening.  As Jerry Seinfeld might say, “What is the deal with George Bush and press secretaries?”

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, July 13, 2008 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment

Thanks, jersey girl, I appreciate that and I’m happy to have your good company!

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By felicity, July 13, 2008 at 11:48 am Link to this comment

Would that the hours and hours of media coverage devoted to Mr. Snow could also be devoted to each American soldier dead or mutilated in this abomination mis-called a war.

Those who speak of his great ‘compassion’ must have forgotten that as WH mouthpiece when asked about the number of killed in Iraq that week, the compassionate Tony said, “It’s just a number.”

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By rage, July 13, 2008 at 10:26 am Link to this comment
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Make sure Dana Perrino is chained to Tony Snowjob before that box goes into the ground.

Those two won’t be missed.

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By Fadel Abdallah, July 13, 2008 at 10:02 am Link to this comment

For those who are interested to learn the facts about Masada, Google “Masada” and read the article on historical events at Masada, taken from the “Encyclopedia Judaica”!

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By Issywise, July 13, 2008 at 6:35 am Link to this comment

Tony Snow lied with such good natured facility that he remained likable even while he was obviously feeding you a line of crap.  He made his “journalistic” name acting as an ideological shill on Fox and moved on to be a fully time sophist—carrying deceit on behalf of his employer, at the White House.

That journalists are not condemning this man show’s where their heads are—-in addition to being up there too.

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By jersey girl, July 13, 2008 at 5:41 am Link to this comment

rowdy & Dr: great posts !  I’m with you guys.

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By Inherit The Wind, July 13, 2008 at 5:33 am Link to this comment

You cannot ever be me, because people like you are the scum of the Earth! Meanwhile, I stand as a symbol of resistance against the evil your types represent!
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And, of course, you believe that the way to fight that “good fight” is to walk into a pizza parlor filled with children and blow it up. Or find a bus filled with ordinary people and blow it up.  What a moral ethical guy you are! Do a little research on my “handle” and maybe you’ll learn something.  You know, just Google the phrase “Inherit The Wind”.

Interesting interpretation of Masada. Weird, warped, not based on fact—and totally wrong.  But, like a Karl Rove, you just throw whatever garbage you can against the wall, no matter how false, and see who’s stupid enough to believe it.

When are you FINALLY going to admit to us that your only beef with Hitler was that he failed?

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By ReasonOverRant, July 12, 2008 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment
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God strikes Tony Snow dead. And who can blame the Almighty?

Mr. Snow used his talents to erase the line between propaganda and news and to lie to the American people whenever he stood before a microphone. He supported preemptive war against a country that did us no harm.

He defended the killing thousands of innocent men, women and children as collateral damage. He attacked those who spoke against torture, warrantless spying on our own citizens, and the elimination of due process of law.

Twisting the facts to suit a political agenda was second nature to Tony Snow. He was gleeful in his work, but his work was vile, immoral and deeply unAmerican.

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By Fadel Abdallah, July 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment

Gee, Fadel—I’m surprised you are not saddened by the mode of Tony Snow’s death.

After all, he didn’t die in a fireball brought on by one your revered Jihadist martyrs, who after murdering a pizza shop full of children is rewarded with 72 virgins to fuck.

No, that rat Tony had to cheat that martyr by dying of cancer.
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You think you’re funny with your worn out “72 virgins” line of evil propaganda taken from the latest book of the “Protocols of the Evil Men of Zion!

You are just a fucken bloody Zionist, who after coming to your senses for a very short while, went back again to showing your true evil colors! And with all the comments expressing the same sentiments as mine, you picked your target of harassment a native of Palestine, who happened to have first-hand experience with the terrorism and evil of Zionism!

After releasing some of the hot air you were full off since you started posting here, you’re are back full with more poisinous hot air than ever before! It seems to me you have visited Israel lately, and came back charged with new supply of poisonous gazes made in Israel, to kill not only the natives of Palestine, but any living thing your types come close too! (Go read Joshua for a refreshment course about your murderous history)

Did you per chance visit the site where one of your terrorists massacred in cold blood the 23-year old American Rachel Corrie to get your inspiration about your concept of “Paradise”?!

Or did you per chance visit Masada, to charge your emotions with the memories of the 900 plus Zealots, like yourself, who after massacring their own children and wifes, went to commit suicide because they were so coward to put a resistance against the Romans?!

I can go on and one with the stories of your “Jihadist Movement” as ejected marauders occupiers who could not put up a good fight against the Nazis who led your people to gas chambers like sheep! 

You cannot ever be me, because people like you are the scum of the Earth! Meanwhile, I stand as a symbol of resistance against the evil your types represent!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 12, 2008 at 8:17 pm Link to this comment

Fadel Abdallah, July 12 at 3:31 pm #

No tears nor sympathy for this mouthpiece of the Liar-In-Chief. I wish that all those who served this Liar-In-Chief, cheered him, supported him and became his mouthpieces, would die prematurely after suffering a lot of pain relative to the pain and agony their lies and deceptions have caused for millions of people at home and overseas!
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Gee, Fadel—I’m surprised you are not saddened by the mode of Tony Snow’s death.

After all, he didn’t die in a fireball brought on by one your revered Jihadist martyrs, who after murdering a pizza shop full of children is rewarded with 72 virgins to fuck.

No, that rat Tony had to cheat that martyr by dying of cancer.

Fadel, I am SO glad I don’t have to be you.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, July 12, 2008 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment

Tony Snow was a family guy and seemed like an ok fellow who was pretty much a master at his job, which was, to bend, halve, skirt, distort, cover up and redefine the truth. RIP, Tone, you’re just collateral damage.

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By samosamo, July 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm Link to this comment

I would think little w knew he was dying and probably didn’t care but I bet he cares now more than ever since ole scottie mc has spilled the beans.

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By Fadel Abdallah, July 12, 2008 at 4:31 pm Link to this comment

No tears nor sympathy for this mouthpiece of the Liar-In-Chief. I wish that all those who served this Liar-In-Chief, cheered him, supported him and became his mouthpieces, would die prematurely after suffering a lot of pain relative to the pain and agony their lies and deceptions have caused for millions of people at home and overseas!

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By Harvard, July 12, 2008 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
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Well put rowdy!

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By Geno, July 12, 2008 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment
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...a bitch.

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By rowdy, July 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment

small fucking loss. now if only cheney has a heart attack it will fill out the adage about things happening in 3’s. i hope jesse helms and tony get along with saddam.

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