Saturday, June 14, 2008
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the passing of Tim Russert, host of "Meet The Press". I haven't had much chance as I used to to watch the show, my church having no Saturday services, but occasionally I'd catch a re-broadcast on MSNBC. Though I agree with Hugh Hewitt, who commented that he didn't always bring his "A" game for lib/Dem guests, I also agree with him that Russert would be tenacious with any guest who failed to answer to his satisfaction when an issue discussed was deemed important enough to be so, and in those cases it didn't matter who the guest was. Also, he was obviously both extremely prepared as an interviewer as well as one who deeply enjoyed what he did. And he definitely seemed like a genuinely nice guy. Always a plus. The Sunday morning political talk won't be quite the same and they are diminished by the passing of Tim Russert. May he rest in God's Peace.