Friday, June 13, 2008

A Moment of Silence

Tim Russert died today at the age of 58. Moderator of my favorite show, Meet the Press, he was my hero. He was the voice of impartiality in politics. A democrat (of course), one could never tell his personal beliefs during his interviews. He interrogated each guest equally as vociferously, regardless of their party. And that is how he was able to get to the true essence of a politician, any politician, in a way that the common man could understand. Meet the Press will never be the same. Politics will never be the same. I will never be the same. My reaction is completely ridiculous given that I don't know this man. But I can't stop crying anyway. So, a moment of silence, even for those of you who are not enthralled with politics, for a man of the highest quality.

1 comment:

SF said...

yah - this is truly a loss....i mean not that I am a fan of wrongful death, and I surely wouldn't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but if someone had to go, why couldn't it have been a truly evil "journalist" [sic] like ann coulter? I loathe her and it just galls me that we have one less voice of true reason out there.....