WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Top U.S. Republican leaders appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to remember former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who died of cancer this weekend.
"Well, he was -- he was a major player in the conservative movement. And the way I think of Tony is he's unique in terms of the extent to which he knew the news side of the business, then as a commentator and -- but also somebody who worked as part of the White House staff as a speech writer and, of course, as press secretary," Cheney said.
Snow served as President George Bush's third press secretary before retiring to deal with his illness. Limbaugh remembered the former public official as an honest source of information.
"It was his consistent genuineness ... no matter where you saw him," the conservative radio pundit said.
"He had a joyful way of looking at the world. He believed in America, he believed in himself and his family; he believed in God. Those were the traditions and institutions he supported, and nobody did it better."