K-Lo who mistakes being "human" for being "civil":

Can We Just All Be Human One Saturday Morning? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

AP memorializes Tony Snow thus:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but part of why Tony was such a force was because he really shook up the press office in terms of getting facts to the American people. Americans didn’t know about successes on the ground in Iraq and they ought to, was Snow’s attitude. At the time, it seemed new thinking.

So the AP gets points this morning in the nasty, unnecessary, and off categories.

The genius of hiring Tony Snow, not to be confused with the genius of Tony Snow, was that, by virtue of being part of the media in-crowd, Snow received even more of a free ride than has been given to the other hacks and flacks who preceded him and followed him. Call it Villager Professional Courtesy. In light of that, he may very well go down as having been the only smart hire of the Bush era.

It’s not much, but it’s something.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....