As you may know, Tim Russert of NBC/MSNBC died this afternoon of an apparent heart attack.
Tim is a guy who made me watch political news. He always seemed liked he really enjoyed giving you the scoop and his insights. To me, he is a model of the way politics should be handled from a news perspective. It really can be enjoyable, and you can report the facts and take people to task without coming off like a jerk and acting like you're above reproach. The people that really followed Tim will understand why someone left an memorial note written on a dry erase board.
The one thing that I got from watching his shows was: Politics is FUN - do your homework, be prepared, and enjoy your work!
He passed in his office in Washington DC, doing what he loved, preparing for Sunday's Meet the Press.
A man gone too soon. I didn't always agree with his views, but I can respect a great news guy when I see it.