Friday, June 13, 2008

I shall miss

his pioneering work

in the ancient art

of puppet theater.

Tim Russert dead at 58.

My condolences to his family and his many friends.


puddy said...


Anonymous said...

I heard the news today, hooo-boy..

was never a fan of the slant, but Sundays just won't be the same.

Makes me wanna call my dad. well, today he's in our kitchen, so "hey, Dad! cannya bring me a couple beers from the fridge!? yah, and get one for yerself, too."

c'ya Timmeh.. you'll be missed this election cycle.

"there's a light, white light"

Fran / Blue Gal said...

In this case, you are a better person than I. I told everyone to search for "Punkin" at your blog, but mebbe wait til tomorrow outta respect.

He will be missed, and life is too short. We must intensely cherish every moment with those we love.

Anonymous said...

He'll be missed.

But he's done bad things.

Rehctaw said...

You're a better man than I am.
Drifty Din.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame when someone dies prematurely, and leaves behind friends, family, and coworkers who cared for, and will miss, him or her.

It's also a shame when someone uses a prominent position of influence to the overall detriment of our polity.

How's that for evenhanded?

Anonymous said...

In the MSM, there are worse shills for the stupidity and hatefulness.

Every now and then, he knew which questions to ask.

Peace on you, Tim.

Anonymous said...

i'm having trouble with this one.

trying to observe something like courtesy, because that is the right thing to do. even so, death, however sudden and premature, ought not confer an unwarranted luster around someone who used his position to harm rather than help this nation.

ah well, i suppose i can observe a moment of silence. that's what it's there for.

Phil said...

I also used self restraint in relaying his death.
He was what he was and nothing will change what he did or didn't do to anyones satisfaction.
I have left my condolences to his family elsewhere and there is no need for me to repeat that here.
I certainly did not agree with his actions and positions but to be frank, he was no Dick motherfuckin' Cheney, just his parrot.
When that asshole goes, the air I currently share with that fuckin' prick is going to be much sweeter.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he wasn't much of a journalist. But I'll bet he was great to share a beer and a conversation.

He was much too young for this.

Anonymous said...

Never watched Russert, because TeeVee "news" is simply useless.

But I managed to watch the first 2:36 of the Scotty interview- that lying mofo should be in striped pajamas testifying against BushCo in the Hague, not getting paid for being a professional shill.

Anonymous said...


Thought I'd have to pull out the ole cat 'o nine tails made of yucca spines, to atone for the fact that -- while I'm not happy to see anyone die -- neither do I think Russert was a giant of a journalist, either. (pre or post mortem)

I'm with the commenter above who said: Death does not confer luster. Specially if the luster was not there to begin with.

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Tim. Sorry. One of the gatekeepers who weigh souls -- against feather of Maat or Teh Cerberus -- may tell you that you're a couple of kilos short. They mean: You coulda done better with what you were dealt.

Anonymous said...

If these are condolences, I'd hate to see what you'd say if you really let loose the guy.

Geez. He just died, for pity's sake.

QuakerDave said...

"let loose ON the guy..."

Anonymous said...

& one respectful day later..

Timmeh always reminded me of this guy

'Shitter's Full!'


Fran / Blue Gal said...

Folks, what would you say if Cheney just died?

Russert was a public figure whose job performance was often infuriating to those of us in Lefty Blogsylvania. Saying that is not disrespectful. I found Russert's "what's your favorite Bible verse?" question at the Democratic debate to be far more disrespectful to our Constitution and citizenship than anyone is being to the dear departed, either here or at my blog.

rant off.

Anonymous said...

A creature of his background in corporate PR, absent any ethos of journalism. He saw his role as being a dutiful shill for his corporate masters and their pet politicians on the right, and he carried water for them accordingly.

Angel Of Mercy said...

Anonymous, you NAILED it.

And you've called him out more than once or twice too, Mr. Glass, in your "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Downs."

He may not have been a bad fella personally, but he never did much to lessen the obfuscation of political discourse...and THAT'S what he was 'way overpaid to be doing!

I can't fake a sympathy I don't feel...but condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

hey, did anyone notice the state of Iowa is UNDERWATER?

Anonymous said...


Cheney's alive?? aaaaaack!!

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