Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A word on Tim Russert

Man, this one hit hard. Yes, Russert was a great moderator, a brilliant political analyst without a trace of any of that snotty George Stephanopoulis/James Carville "We know so much more than you idiots"-like annoying smugness. Russert was down-to-earth, smart, funny, but it came through that, although he could be tough as a big Irish bull, he was kind. He had a big head, a big laugh and an even bigger heart.

Maybe that is why he reminded me so much of my Dad. Plus he looked a lot like my Dad.

In the Boss's tribute to Tim Russert dedicating "Thunder Road" to his biggest fan:

Roy Orbison singing for the lonely

Hey that's me and I want you only

Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone again