Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow

I woke to the very sad news of the passing of Tony Snow. Tony was born in Berea, Kentucky and was raised in the Cincinnati area. He attended Princeton High School in Sharonville.

Like so many other Republicans, I met Tony when he was here to speak to our Lincoln/Reagan dinner a few years ago. He was an excellent speaker and we all enjoyed his remarks a great deal. I also had a chance to attend the private reception and get to really talk to him. He was as congenial, intelligent, and personable up-close as he was on camera. The night after the dinner, he stayed around downtown and had a few beers with many of us at McCormick & Schmick's. He was a real guy. A Cincinnati guy.

His passing at the very young age of 53 is a reminder to all of us to live life to its fullest every single moment of the day. I think Tony Snow did that.