Former Fox anchor and White House spokesman Tony Snow has died. Tony was a friend too many and I was privileged to be among them. Despite our differences of opinion and politics, Tony was a wonderfully person — always engaging and funny. He was truly a wonderful person and will be missed. He was 53.
Tony has been struggling with cancer for years –eventually leaving his post at the White House when the cancer returned. Click here. His dignity and courage in the face of his illness inspired millions.
He did not have a mean bone in his body. He was originally a liberal and even supported McGovern, but became a conservative in the 1970s. Despite the heated politics of the period, Tony was always an affable and respectful person.
He was completely committed to his wife, Jill, and three young children. Indeed, we used to joke about the perils of fatherhood when we saw each other. I, and many in this city, will miss him.