Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tony Snow

I'm sorry that Tony Snow has died, and I am sure he was just as much a "nice guy" as the Washington press corps is now falling all over itself to tell us. But let's get real: As White House press secretary, Snow's job was to shovel out the Bush administration's lies and bullshit. That he did a better job of it than Scott McClellan, and that he did it with a smile, just makes it all the worse. Too many people have died as a result of Bush administration policies to wait even a day or two to tell the truth about Snow's role.


Richard Parker said...

When and where, did the phrase 'snow-job' originate ?

Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels remained with Hitler in Berlin to the very end, and following the Führer's suicide he was the second person to serve as the Third Reich's Chancellor — albeit for one day. In his final hours Goebbels allowed his wife, Magda, to kill their six young children. Shortly after, Goebbels and his wife both committed suicide.

I don't think Tony Snow will deserve any better obituary.

Anonymous said...

You may not have liked what Snow did Richard, but that is a totally unfair comparison and shows the paucity of your ability to be rational in politics.

I on the other hand, mourn his passing not because of anything else he did, but because when I was getting treatment for lung cancer he took the time to correspond with me and urge me on with grace and yes, love for a fellow man.

I support the President in our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (Unlike my friend here Michael) so when and if I die from that damned disease will you gleefully comment about my passing by comparing me to Goebbels?

Cause that's funny, I don't support anyone's passing regardless of who they are or what they've done.