Tony Snow Dies at 53 - Former White House Spokesman

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In summary, Tony Snow, former White House spokesman and veteran journalist, passed away at the age of 53 after battling colon cancer. During his time as press secretary, he was known for his partisan zeal and confrontational style in defending President Bush's policies. However, critics argued that he turned press conferences into a personality-driven media event and accused him of using them to raise funds for Republican candidates. Despite some praising him as the only honest man in the Bush administration, others pointed out his similarities to current press secretary Dana Perino.
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Former Bush spokesman Tony Snow dies at 53
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WASHINGTON (AFP) — Tony Snow, a former White House spokesman and veteran radio and television journalist, has died following a long battle with colon cancer, his former employers said Saturday. He was 53.
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jUYdp-PgKL8dQsapNmPNw6LSgZxQ
 
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It's unfortunate. He died at such a young age.
 
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That sure went fast! Some might say he was the only honest man in the Bush administration. :frown:
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
That sure went fast! Some might say he was the only honest man in the Bush administration. :frown:
He was undoubtedly the best Press Sec to serve under Bush.
 
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He had critics.

msnbc said:
In that year and a half at the White House, Snow brought partisan zeal and the skills of a seasoned performer to the task of explaining and defending the president’s policies. During daily briefings, he challenged reporters, scolded them and questioned their motives as if he were staring in a TV show broadcast live from the West Wing.

Critics suggested that Snow was turning the traditionally informational daily briefing into a personality-driven media event short on facts and long on confrontation. He was the first press secretary, by his own accounting, to travel the country raising money for Republican candidates.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25649744/"
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Some might say he was the only honest man in the Bush administration. :frown:

You can't be serious. Watching some of his press conferences was like watching Dana Perino, except she stutters when she's lying.

That's why she always stutters.
 

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1. How did Tony Snow die at such a young age?

Tony Snow died at the age of 53 due to complications from colon cancer. He had been battling the disease for several years before his death.

2. What was Tony Snow's role as White House Spokesman?

Tony Snow served as the White House Spokesman under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2007. He was responsible for communicating the administration's policies and actions to the media and the public.

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