Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tim Russert

Since Tim Russert passed away last week I've been thinking of what to write in his honor. Mainly I think it was about who Tim Russert wasn't rather than who he was. He wasn't Chris Matthews. His show wasn't called "The Tim Russert Show"...Even if he had left Meet the Press on day, there would never have been a show with that title...and looking back on clips now, there is almost no use of the word "I"...if you've got cable, just listen for how often the cable new host references himself or herself...The idea of "What Would Russert Do" sounds a lot better than some of the other people associated with that phrase...

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa "honors" Mr. Russert recently using this logic...and comes up with the idea that Tim would support more domestic drilling for oil. If you are fan of Keith Olbermann you may remember this: