I've always thought of Tony Snow as a man of class. When hosting Rush Limbaugh's program, Tony couldn't have been nicer to people who called in to disagree. On television, he always seemed calm and gentle.
As I reflect on the passing of this fellow Christian and wonder why God would take home such a godly man at such a relatively young age of 53, I am reminded of what actor Christopher Lee said regarding the death of his close friend Peter Cushing: some people are just too good for this world.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. That's where Tony is right now.