Today is the one year anniversary of Tony Snow's death from colon cancer. Earlier this week Dana Perino, who followed him to the podium at the White House, wrote a lovely tribute to him:
"He had his finger on the pulse of what Americans were thinking, and his fan base grew quickly. His coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks as a reporter gave him the foundation to argue forcefully and convincingly about the importance of keeping our country safe and for supporting our troops. As my predecessor as press secretary, he was brilliant at the podium, with a star quality the White House briefing room had never seen."
Following Tony Snow would have been no easy task but Dana Perino brought a style and grace to the job all her own. Mr. Snow would have been proud of her.