Saturday, June 14, 2008

Goodbye, Tim Russert

I am not a big politico by any means, but out of all the commentators and reporters out there, Tim Russert made it fun. He was so down-to-earth and broke things down so simply... Well, even I could understand what was going on.

He's going to miss the upcoming election, which I think he would have had so much fun covering. Be sure to catch Meet the Press, the show Tim moderated, this Sunday. It will be dedicated to Tim.

Rest in peace, Mr. Russert.

EDIT: I watched Meet the Press this morning (Sunday 6/15). It was hosted by Tom Brokaw, for whom I have a lot of respect as well. After watching the program, what I came away with is that Tim Russert was just as genuine, just as authentic a person as I thought he was--he was truly a "what you see is what you get" individual. He was full of life, loyal to his friends and loving to his family. I wish I'd been able to know him in person instead of just on my TV.


Tori Lennox said...

Yeah, I'm going to miss him and his little white board.

Sherrill Quinn said...

Me, too, Tori. It's very sad--no matter how old they are, you're never prepared to lose your dad. But Tim was young and (apparently) not showing any signs of ill health. To lose him so suddenly is just such a shock. I feel for his wife and son. :(