WASHINGTON, July 12, 2008--Heritage Foundation President
Edwin Feulner today issued the following statement on the death of
former White House press secretary Tony Snow:
"Not many of us could excel with Tony Snow's grace and humility as
an editorial writer and columnist, opinion editor and commentator,
presidential speechwriter, and TV and radio talk-show host -- much
less as a deft, loyal White House press secretary and pretty good
"Nor could many of us summon Tony's humor and courage -- and the
unashamed assurance of his Creator's love -- in the face of a
public struggle with cancer.
"Washington and the nation have lost one of Kentucky's homespun
gifts to public life, the stouthearted son of a teacher and nurse
who cherished his country and was devoted to its founding
"The conservative movement is indebted to Tony for carrying on the
saber-witted tradition of William F. Buckley Jr., and will miss his
rallying presence on the field.
"Tony's colleagues and friends -- including so many here at The
Heritage Foundation who enjoyed his visits -- also have lost a
kind, gentle and reliable pal.
"Our hearts and prayers are with his wife, Jill Ellen, and their
three children. May the Lord, who blessed and transformed Tony as a
husband and father before calling him home, comfort them in their