The news about Tim Russert was shocking and sad to say the least. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Losing someone is bad enough but when it's unexpected it hurts even worse. Our time is indeed limited here on this third rock from the sun.
Although Mr. Russert had previously worked for Democrats in his early days one could hardly tell--he was unquestionably a true fair and balanced journalist. The true measure of his craft was the fact that he could irritate partisans on both sides of the aisles, having both swear he was in the tank for the other side.
There were times where this blog was hard on him, but the respect was always there. It's nice that he was able to honor his dad in these past few years and sadly, he won't be around for Father's Day this Sunday. But he'll certainly leave a void. There was nobody at NBC even close.