On Tim Russert

Today, I was reminded how often we don’t really appreciate someone until they’re gone.

I was shocked today when Casey told me that Tim Russert had died of a heart attack while working. Since, I’ve been soaking in the web and TV coverage by the fellow journalists and politicians who knew him best, remembering his career and his life.

Over the years, I really came to enjoy watching him before church on Sunday mornings and listen to his political analysis on primary and election nights. He was passionate about politics, and it was infectious. It’s really sad that he’ll be missing the rest of the presidential election season.

Watching to his colleagues and friends tonight, I was especially touched by Tim not as a journalist, but as a person. He was a genuinely great guy who loved his family and his friends, and a great role model.

Rest in peace, Tim. You are missed already.

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