Former "Fox News Sunday" host Tony Snow died early Saturday morning at the much too young age of 53.
I got a very brief e-mail from Tony a couple years back, it was no more than an acknowledgment that he'd received my e-mail. It was clear that he'd read this blog at least once, probably this post that is one of my most highly-trafficked post in 5+ years of blogging here.
Please keep his wife and three kids in your prayers.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about Tony was that no one who knew him had anything bad to say about him.
A predictable, but disappointing addendum after the jump.
There are angry, hateful people on the right that delight when bad things happen to people who disagree with them politically. Thankfully, these people and their hateful views aren't given a platform at any of the mainstream sites in the blogosphere's right.
Unfortunately that's not the case with the left wing. Predictably, the "Huffington Post," which desires to be a left-wing, respectable media outlet, turned off the comments on the news story announcing Snow's death. That was early Saturday morning. By late afternoon, someone made a decision to allow comments, and they're largely vile.
Daily Kos, a far-left Web site that holds a lot of sway over the Democratic Party, feels no such need to police their site. Their are numerous sick "diaries" rejoicing in the death of a fellow human being who disagreed with them politically.
The ultimate irony was a comment on one of these vicious diaries that stated that "progressives" have "basic human decency" that Republicans do not, and that the the original post author should feel more at home with the GOP.
This is reminiscent of Howard Dean's famous comment that the difference between Democrats and Republicans was that Democrats "don't think children should go to bed hungry at night."
Sorry, but Republicans aren't the devil and Democrats aren't saints. Even when presented with the hate from the left, there are some who still can't -- or won't -- recognize that there's a sewer on their side of the town too.