Friday, June 13, 2008

Remembering Russert

Tough to go on today with news of Tim Russert's death.

I got to meet Russert twice and interview him three different times during my short journalistic career. I'll have much more on that later. He was an idol in every sense of the word for a political reporter like me.

But, in his memory, we plug on with politics . . .

Tune into special reports on KY3 News @ 5 & 6 . . . on Russert and the Kenny Hulshof-Sarah Steelman clash at Lake Ozark.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I am profoundly saddened by the death of Tim Russert. One of the highlights of going to Iowa for the caucuses was meeting Tim at a McCain event. I stuck out my hand and tried to tell him everything I thought about him in about three seconds. He smiled, and in his gregarious way, grasped my hand in a furious handshake. He worked his way down the crowd, people were asking him about what happened to the Bills this season and how "Big Russ" was.

It occured to me that in the middle of a McCain rally, John McCain was probably the second most beloved figure there because Tim Russert was in the house.

He was the gold standard for political discourse. He was ruthlessly fair, and had a work ethic second to none. He did our political system an overwhelmingly positive service. I will miss his wisdom, wit, and knowledge as we all head through this campaign season.