Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tony Snow 1955-2008

Perhaps no man since Ronald Reagan has served his country and the cause of conservatism as well as Tony Snow. His good natured, positive, and principled approach to politics and life is one that we can all use as a shining example of how to be not only a good citizen, but a truly good person.

I could wax on poetically about the particulars of a man who will be missed greatly, not only by the family he leaves behind, but by a nation that has see far too few like him.  

In the end however,  I think that no one can put it better than Mr. Snow himself, in this quote from the most recent Patriot Post:

"You want to make every pundit look bad? Then stand tall for what you believe. Don’t be shy. You want to stun the establishment? Then become a mighty force for conservative principles, and tackle the task with confidence and cheer... This may be a time of testing. But it’s not our swan song. Not by a long shot. Instead... this is our moment. This is the time to do what we do best—turn adversity into strength."


His passing lessens us all...


2 comments:

Ben said...

Tim,

agreed.

Huge loss for the conservative movement. It is sad that we have two political journalists so close to each other and such early ages.

Tim Higgins said...

Ben,

When I realize that Tony Snow was about 7 weeks older than I am, it does give pause for thought.