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Tony Blankley, 63
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:52:32 PM »
I don't know much about Blankley first hand, other than having heard him on talk radio from time to time, or running into his name here and there. If my memory serves me, he was a fairly regular guest on Hugh Hewitt before I stopped listening to Hewitt. It looks like he was involved in quite a bit with which I was unaware.

Ex-Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley dead at 63

Tony Blankley, a noted conservative author and commentator and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, died late Saturday, according to family sources. He was 63 and had been battling stomach cancer.

Mr. Blankley was an executive vice president of the Edelman public-relations firm in Washington, a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation, a syndicated newspaper columnist and an on-air political commentator for CNN, NBC and NPR.

He was also a regular weekly guest on “The McLaughlin Group.”

Mr. Blankley was editorial page editor of The Times from 2002 to 2007, and from 1990 to 1997 he served as press secretary and general adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

A Loyola University law graduate, he served six years in the Reagan administration in a variety of positions, including speechwriter and senior policy analyst. He also spent 10 years as a prosecutor with the California attorney general’s office....

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 04:47:15 PM »
I'm sorry to hear of his passing. he was a reliable conservative voice (often the only conservative voice) on McLaughlin and a very affable character.

RIP Tony

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 05:11:34 PM »
I always enjoyed watching Tony on the McLaughlin Group.  He was sharp, smart, and a reliable voice for conservatives on a panel not noted for them.  He also had a great sense of humor, much to the chagrin of Eleanor Clift.  That alone was worth watching.

RIP Tony - the Group won't be the same.

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 07:45:34 PM »


I always enjoyed hearing him
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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 08:10:09 PM »
  Gone too soon from his family,RIP.
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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 09:04:16 PM »

Aw Tony, you and Raul Julia, stomach cancer.

Tony Blankley general adviser to House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
How many people does Newt take advice from, ever?

You were a good man, honest and true.
May God's grace surround you and bring you home.

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 09:15:29 PM »
One of the good guys. One of the few conservative voices in the MFM. Sure wish it had been Eleanor Clift instead.
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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 05:40:29 AM »
This is the first I've heard of it . What a shame !  :'(

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 06:41:06 AM »
He was a good guy, died way too young, RIP Tony and prayers to family & friends.

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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 08:34:01 AM »
Read his column a lot, once upon a time. 


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Re: Tony Blankley, 63
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 05:29:27 PM »
Damn lost a good one.
RIP Tony.
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