I was shocked and saddened to lear of the loss of Tony Snow today after fighting a long battle with cancer. Tony Snow had served for 17 months as President Bush's press secretary during a difficult period of time when the Iraq war was a major source of controversy between the White House and the American Press Corps. Mr. Snow accepted the offer to succeed President Bush's ineffectual Press Secretary Scott McClellan. Tony Snow's arrival to the post brought a quantum leap in improvement of communication and class to the positions. Tony had already enjoyed a successful career as a Journalist, Producer, Radio and Television host by the time he accepted the position as White House Press Secretary. Tony Snow was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife and three children. He will be greatly missed.