Monday, July 14, 2008
Former White House press secretary Tony Snow passed away on Saturday. As the Washington Post reported on Sunday, Snow "redefined the role of White House press secretary with his lively banter with reporters." The former CNN and Fox News commentator brought instant credibility to his position. When we learned he had cancer, we all began to feel the void.
As we have mentioned in this blog before, the role of White House secretary tends to be the pinnacle job in this industry of government communications. While his tenure was shorter than it should have been, he served our profession well. To his family and friends, we express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt gratitude for his service as a dedicated public servant.