Tony Snow died last night. He worked for Fox News, he commented on politics frequently, and usually in favor of the most reich wing policies, and he was best known for being on of the finest Press Secretaries that office has seen.
General George Patton held great admiration for his own fox, the Desert Fox, Nazi Gen. Rommel. It is not improper to recognize the strengths, the talents, and the uses to which a person put them, after their demise.
Tony Snow was very bright, very capable, very loyal. He was able to dissemble facts with such aplomb and ease, that even those few White House Press Corpses who recalled what their duties and responsibilities were, could not even manage to scratch the surface. As bald-faced liars, his talent was unsurpassed by anyone else in this Administration, even Dick Cheney, (who would have practiced lying in front of a mirror but for the fact that his image does not reflect back from them).
Tony could amuse, bemuse, insult, and twist words with such dexterity that if words were a magician’s tool rather than his hands and ability to misdirect, Tony could have easily starred on stage in Vegas.
Tony’s ability to deflect issues, to bald-faced lie, and when caught, to deny any more knowledge were not just superb, but sublime. A truly talented purveyor of pulp and fiction.
To see how bright his star was as White House Press Secretary, just compare him to today’s sorry, embarrassing example, Dana Perino, and it becomes easy to honor him and his talents. When he is buried, people can give pause, ponder and state with complete conviction, here lies one of the nation’s greatest liars.
RIP, Tony Snow. You did your job perfectly.