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Morning Reading List, 12.17.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.14.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.12.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.23.08

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Morning Reading List, 09.19.08

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This Week In Pool Reports

Don’t call Bush a lame duck. Call him “first among equals”. More of the week’s adventures in the West Wing after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 07.17.08

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Bush Dodges Question About McClellan’s Book

In President George W. Bush‘s press conference today, he dodged a question by CNN’s Ed Henry about former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan‘s book “What Happened.”

    I have had no comment, and no comment now on Scott’s book.

>UPDATE, from TVNewser:

    One person not in attendance: the dean of the White House press corps, Helen Thomas. Insiders tell us 87-year-old Thomas, who has covered every president since Kennedy, has not been feeling well the past few weeks. Her seat in the front row will be empty.

President Bush Visits The Snow Family

Today, President George W. Bush visited the home of the late Tony Snow, who passed away on Saturday.

From a pool report just filed by the New York Times’ Steven Lee Myers:

After the president made his statement in the Rose Garden, he boarded the motorcade with Laura Bush and departed at 1:23. At one point the presidential limousine, with an escort but in normal traffic because this was an “off the record” trip, pulled beside a Tourmobile but just at the moment most of those aboard seemed concentrated on the Jefferson Memorial.

The motorcade proceeded uneventfully down the George Washington Parkway, drove, stop and go, through Alexandria and passed the Beltway before turning off and winding to the Snow home. The press office asked the pool not to make public the address. The motorcade arrived at 2:10, and the pool is now holding in the vans.

In addition, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino addressed the passing of her predecessor during today’s White House press briefing:

MS. PERINO: Hello, everybody. First I’d like to spend a moment just sharing a word about our friend and former White House Press Secretary, Tony Snow. We appreciate all of the emails and outreach that you did to me and for Jill and the children this week — this weekend, after we got the terrible news about his death on Saturday morning.

President Bush always says that you never know what sort of hand you’re going to be dealt with, and sometimes you’re dealt a hand that you didn’t expect and that you don’t want to play, but that you have to play it. And I think all of us can agree that Tony Snow played his cards to the best of his ability and in a way that we would all aspire to.

During his first White House press briefing on May 16, 2006, Tony said, “I feel every day is a blessing,” and throughout the next 16 months people around the world witnessed him live up to the statement.

At this podium, Tony was a passionate advocate of the President’s policies, a devoted public servant, and a true gentleman. He was also a lot of fun. He greeted each day with enthusiasm and each question with a smile — but I think he usually won out in the arguments.

During his last briefing on September 12, 2007, Tony said, “This job has been the most fun I ever had.” And most importantly, Tony always made clear that his family came first, and that’s why today our thoughts and prayers are with Jill and his three lovely children, Kendall, Robbie and Kristi.

And as I announced this morning, the funeral service will be on Thursday, July 17th, at Catholic University, at the Basilica. The President and Mrs. Bush will attend.

In Memoriam: Tony Snow

dc Tony Snow NPC Battle Of The Bands071.JPGAnother sad loss for Washington journalists and Americans everywhere: Tony Snow passed away today after his long bout with cancer. “Snow died at 2 a.m. at Georgetown University Hospital, according to former employer Fox News,” writes the AP.

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush issued the following statement:

    Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend, Tony Snow. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi. The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character.

    Tony was one of our Nation’s finest writers and commentators. He earned a loyal following with incisive radio and television broadcasts. He was a gifted speechwriter who served in my father’s Administration. And I was thrilled when he agreed to return to the White House to serve as my Press Secretary. It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day. He brought wit, grace, and a great love of country to his work. His colleagues will cherish memories of his energetic personality and relentless good humor.

    All of us here at the White House will miss Tony, as will the millions of Americans he inspired with his brave struggle against cancer. One of the things that sustained Tony Snow was his faith – and Laura and I join people across our country in praying that this good man has now found comfort in the arms of his Creator.

TVNewser notes Tony Snow’s final interview, which was on CNN.

Take a walk with us down memory lane…

Tony Snow’s first WH Press Briefing.

Tony Snow on the Colbert Report, The Daily Show

When Tony said goodbye to the WH …

Howard Mortman‘s favorite Tony Snow / Helen Thomas moments

Tony Snow Sings The SpongeBob Squarepants Theme Song.

Snow Beats Schieffer In “Battle of the Bands

We’ll be collecting and posting your memories of Tony Snow as we receive them:

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