I was talking to my parents the other day. We can't believe Tim Russert is dead.
He just got back from a family trip to Italy to celebrate his son's graduation from college.
Even after I stopped working in the political world I watched MTP every Sunday. Russert was one of the best political journalists out there. At least he died doing something he loved.
The son of a garbage man from Buffalo, Russert was a hard core Bills fan and spoke often about his Irish Catholic upbringing. He was very close to his family. From what I heard he had a great sense of humor and was really looking forward to covering this election.
Here is the NYTs obit.
Rest in Peace Mr. Russert.