Tony Snow

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Tony Snow was named by President George W. Bush as White House Press Secretary on April 26, 2006.[1] Several months after a recurrence of colon cancer[2] Snow announced on August 31, 2007 that he would resign from his position on September 14, 2007.[3]

In his final media briefing Snow said that "this job has been the most fun I have ever had, the most satisfying, fulfilling job. I'm sorry I have to leave it". [4] Snow was replaced by Dana Perino and was preceded by Scott McClellan, who resigned April 19, 2006.

Snow was a conservative "pundit" and syndicated talk-show host of the The Tony Snow Show on Fox News Radio and a contributor to Jewish World Review and Snow once worked as a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.[5]

Snow died July 12, 2008 from cancer at the age of 53.[6][7][8][9]

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Tony Snow quotes

  • "American conservatives have discovered the will-and-morale-sapping properties of political power. A Republican president and a Republican Congress have lost control of the federal budget and cannot resist the temptation to stop raiding the public fisc.", March 17, 2006.
  • "The newly passive George Bush has become something of an embarrassment." --Townhall, November 11, 2005.
  • "No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to defending presidential powers and prerogatives.", September 30, 2005.

For more quotes, see "Tony Snow On President Bush: 'An Embarrassment,' 'Impotent,' 'Doesn’t Seem To Mean What He Says'," Think Progress, April 25, 2006.


"Tony Snow was named host of the FOX News Sunday public affairs program on April 3, 1996. He is also a political analyst for FOX News.

"Snow was a nationally syndicated columnist with the Detroit News from 1993 to 2000, and a columnist for USA Today from 1994 to 2000. His writings appear in more than 200 newspapers nationwide. He has appeared on radio and television programs worldwide including The McLaughlin Group, Crossfire, and Good Morning America.

"Prior to the 1994 elections, Snow was the writer, correspondent and host of a PBS news special, The New Militant Center, which anticipated some of the upsets that shook the political establishment.

"In 1991, Snow took a sabbatical from journalism to work in the White House for George Bush, first as chief speechwriter (deputy assistant to the president for communications and director of speechwriting) and later as deputy assistant to the president for media affairs (1992-93).

"Snow began his journalism career in 1979 as an editorial writer for the Greensboro Record in North Carolina. He later served as an editorial writer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia (1981-82), editorial page editor of The Daily Press in Newport News (1982-84), deputy editorial page editor of The Detroit News (1984-87) and editorial page editor of The Washington Times (1987-91).

"Snow received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1977, and studied philosophy and economics at the University of Chicago during the 1978-79 academic year. He taught school in Kenya and in Cincinnati and worked as an advocate for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled in North Carolina.

"Born in Berea, Kentucky, in 1955 and raised in Cincinnati, Snow is married to the former Jill Ellen Walker. They live in Virginia with their three children, a son and two daughters, and three dogs and two cats." --Bio, 2003.

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