I was at the softball field Saturday when I heard that Tony Snow died. A slience fell on the ball park. It was the Media League championships, after all. And Tony was part of the media before he became the darling media star that he was.
And, he was.
I did not know Tony Snow personally, I only talked to him a couple of times. I interviewed him at the White House last summer when I first came to Washington and I was NERVOUS. Didn't have a bead of saliva in my mouth. This guy was the master, you know? I just remember asking him questions about Iraq and wondering, how does he remember all of this stuff and spout off facts and spin like it's nothing? With a smile on his face, at that? He was very tall. Warm. Funny. Smart! He changed the role of White House Press Secretary forever. He made the daily briefings a BLAST to watch!
He's missed, already. I have read that Tony was a believer, so it's comforting to know that he's with the Lord now. But still, it's not fair. I hate cancer!
So sad to lose another Washington power player - in his prime.