You know those emails, everyone gets them, especially women. "Get to know your friends!" Change the answers to the questions and send out to all your buddies. Well without fail there was always a question, "What is your favorite sport?" and my answer was always "the Sunday morning pundit shows." For me, the slogan said it all, "If it's Sunday, It's Meet the Press."
Many liberals, certainly in the blogosphere, felt that Russert was too hard on Democrats. I saw it too, but I didn't disagree with the need to be. I have always said that you expect bullshit and pandering from the right, but you hold the democrats to a higher standard (and if they are bullshitting panderers best to root them out quickly).
From all accounts, Tim Russert was a guy you wanted to know. He was warm, likeable, and full of entusiasm and intellect. I am so sorry for his family, his friends, and for the rest of us who counted on Tim to cut through the crap and get to the heart of the matter. I am sorry for Tim, who won't get to see the outcome of this election that he cared so much about.