Tony Snow - A Good Guy

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Tony Snow - courtesy AP


Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow died early yesterday morning (Saturday, July 12th, 2008).

While this is not a particularly huge event in the broad scope of history; it is most certainly worthy of a bit of discussion, especially due to the fact that this man is being disrespected all over by the ignorant, mainly here on the internet.

These commentators seem to feel that Tony Snow somehow isn't a good person due to their political differences.

I suppose that I shouldn't be surprised by the ignorance of some people, considering the way they treat everyone that disagrees with them, even on issues that are not in any way political.

Still, I find it quite saddening, as the great majority of these people have no idea what kind of person Tony Snow was, they're too ignorant to do any research on him, they're too ignorant to care.

They would rather spout their political ideologies and demonize the man after his death. It really shows their character.

Having actually had the opportunity to speak with Tony Snow, I can honestly say that he seemed like nothing less than a good person to me.

Not only was he a good person, but he had several interesting political stances that differentiated him from many other people in his political party.

Simply because of his association with the Bush administration he has been unfairly judged and labeled. The fact is that he disagreed with many decisions of the current administration.

Take a look at some of the articles that he has written. While I certainly don't agree with everything in them, some of his opinions and beliefs are interesting, and they are quite different from the beliefs and opinions that many of his current detractors believe he held.

Not only was he a good guy, quite different from how many people are currently portraying him; but he was a loyal public servant, and by all accounts a devoted family man. All of which are attributes that should be respected in a person, sadly some have allowed politics to cloud their vision - making such features difficult to see.

With that said: No matter what your feelings towards him are, we should all be able to agree that any article regarding Tony Snow deserves nothing less than a R.I.P. and wishes of strength for the family that he leaves behind.

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It was amazing how quickly the pundits and critics chimed in on how "partisan" the awful Tony Snow was. Hello? He worked for the administration, it was his job to shape the administration's message to the world.

RHM

That's it exactly.

It wasn't right for so many people to jump on the Tony Snow hate bandwagon after his death. I honestly believe that everyone making negative comments about him specifically for the work that he did, mainly the short time that he spent in the Bush administration, should be ashamed of themselves.

As you said, it was his job to be partisan, that's what he was supposed to do. He was there to represent the administration and that's what he did.

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