The late Tony Snow turned out to be right about Cuba in 2006

On this day in 2008, we heard that Tony Snow died of cancer

Tony was a journalist, a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and the first host of FOX News Sunday. 

After that, he became President George W. Bush’s press secretary until his resignation for health reasons. 

One of my memories of Tony Snow’s career was his responses after Fidel Castro resigned in 2006:

Question: With Castro sidelined, has the United States reached out to his brother, Raul, to try to turn the page, look for anything new?

MR. SNOW: No. Look, the one thing that this President has talked about from the very beginning is his hope for the Cuban people finally to enjoy the fruits of freedom and democracy. And for the dictator, Fidel Castro, to hand off power to his brother, who has been the prison keeper, is not a change in that status. So Raul Castro’s attempt to impose himself on the Cuban people is much the same as what his brother did. So, no, there are no plans to reach out.

Of course, Tony was representing the George W Bush administration with those remarks. Unfortunately, the Obama administration reached out and we know how that turned out. 

We miss Tony Snow.

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