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.