Tribute to Tim Russert
I didn't have a chance to blog when I learned about the untimely death of Tim Russert. I want to take this brief opportunity to pay my tribute to this extraordinary man.
I miss him because he was a superb political journalist.
I miss him because he was a Buffalo icon and loyal booster.
I miss him most because of his explemplary relationship with his father and his son. His book about his working-class father "Big Russ" was extremely moving. And every father would be proud of the way he has brought up his son Luke, who made a very poised appearance on the Today Show in memory of his father, and who lovingly tattooed his father's initials on his arm as a Christmas present.