Tim Russert (1950-2008)
Tim Russert has died of a heart-attack.
We didn’t watch Meet the Press very much but I enjoyed watching him talk on The Today Show and other NBC political coverages. He seemed to have endless information on politicians filed right at the top of his head and the ability to recall it instantly.
He very often quoted what a politician said, maybe something like three months ago and compared the conflicting quote the politician said as recently as yesterday.
He seemed very impartial and unbiased. Politicians who called themselves non-partisan should study Tim’s technique.
I think his death might very well change the presidential race some. I think Tim Russert kept them honest, because he would call them on their blunders and under-the-table deals. Now, who is going to replace him?