Friday, June 13, 2008

sadness


well, this is depressing.

tim russert was more than the affable yet incisive host of meet the press. i was in such shock over this news that my officemate thought a friend of mine had died. i admired him for a host of reasons, like how he managed to draw great pride and comfort from his working-class roots, instead of abandoning them altogether or letting them fester into ruinous resentment and paranoia. he bridged the two worlds and made it look so easy. he also was on that coveted and elusive list of people with JDs who are not lawyers.

anyway...this is too sad. RIP, tim russert.

3 comments:

cold4thestreets said...

Someone here at my job proposed that Russert had a heart attack upon hearing that R. Kelly was acquitted. That doesn't make much sense, but it makes more sense than the verdict itself.

Heidi said...

i'm sad. he's part of my sunday morning routine. seemed like a decent guy.

as for r. kelly and his god daughter ... "if you don't see the mole, ya can't throw him in the hole" seemed to be the winning strategy. but i know better than to expect the courts of cook county to produce anything close to justice.

Collin said...

I'm sad about TR as well. He seemed like a nice guy. I keep thinking that he would be doubly disappointed b/c he won't get to see the outcome of the election.

As for the R verdict, I am in awe of Heidi's slogan.