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Tony Snow Dies at 53

Posted by Ryan on July 12, 2008

Former White House Press Secretary, radio talk-show host, moderator of “Fox News Sunday,” and former speechwriter for Bush 41, Tony Snow finally succumbed to the colon cancer he had been battling for a few years now when he died at about 2am Saturday morning at Georgetown University Hospital.  Although they had removed his colon a few years ago, the cancer nonetheless spread to his liver last year.  He leaves behind a wife, three children and many friends and admirers.

I’d been watching Tony Snow ever since my local cable finally carried Fox News back in 2000.  It was kind of awkward watching Chris Wallace take over for him as the moderator of “Fox News Sunday” a few years later.  Also, I remember Tony Snow filling for Rush once in a while when I was in college (Sean Hannity would also fill in from time to time, which happened to be my first exposure to both Hannity and Snow — thanks Rush for recognizing talent!).  As Press Secretary, it was so refreshing to see Snow strike back at the MSM who was unsuccessfully trying desperately to embarrass him and the White House like they did so effectively to Scott McClellan.

Like Tim Russert, this death is a huge loss to the media and culture as both were taken from us with so much potential left to be realized.

AP photo.

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Obama Talks to Chris Wallace

Posted by Ryan on April 27, 2008

Until this morning, Obama has ducked Fox News for the entire campaign and WOW! was my B.S.-o-meter on overdrive!

On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Barack Obama showed himself to be an articulate, yet condescending liberal elitist trying to sound human who revealed that he knows nothing about the challenges of globalization, tax policy, or foreign policy.  Chris Wallace did an OK job trying to bring up important issues like Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, being “bi-partisan,” the problems with real blue collar folks, etc., but didn’t push specifics out of him enough (which will bite Obama in the general).

One can see his appeal as an articulate person who seems to believe what he says, it’s just what he says that makes no sense to anyone who either lived through or has read about the Carter Administration.  He offers nothing new, just old school class warfare and ignorant foreign policy, reminiscent of Jimmah’s tenure.  It’s kind of scary that so many young skulls-full-of-mush are buying into this old school failed bilge.

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