Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tim Russert

I was just as shocked as the rest of America was last Friday afternoon when the NBC News with Brian Williams opened with a picture of Tim Russert with the years of his life underneath his name. I never knew or cared if Tim was a Democrat or a Republican because frankly I didn’t care. All I knew was that when he came on TV I always…ALWAYS stopped what I was doing to listen to him because I knew I was getting the TRUTH.
For or against my man, I just wanted the truth and I knew I was gonna get it from Tim.
I saw the screen and screamed in the room, “WHAT!” I, like everyone else, was in total disbelief. This cannot be true, I thought to myself. But sadly it was true, and life, as it usually does keeps going, now again with one less kind spirit in the world.
The heavens smiled on the mourners today as a ukulele version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” played in the theater as they left the remembrance. They were met with a vibrant double rainbow in the sky over Washington, DC. What a remarkable life, one that I am personally very thankful for. Not that I knew him or anything, but he sure made me feel like I did.


roscoe said...

What a great man. I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice. And a Chuck Berry fan to boot! RIP

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%! He will be missed. mike

Jeff Hart said...

i was a fan of his too. he was my main man on sunday. remind me to tell you the story of how i worked with james carville back in '86. that was one funny dude. i probably should have stuck with him.