Tim Russert has died.

I’m going to leave this in “uncategorized”…certainly there are plenty of blogs recognizing the passing of Tim Russert. I, like those people, simply felt I could not allow the occasion to go unnoticed.

While CNN & Fox News battled back and forth for ratings and outrageous stories, Tim Russert and Meet the Press (and later, as bureau chief of MSNBC) went competently and quietly about the business of analyzing what was really happening inside Washington DC politics.

Anything I say at this point would merely be reiteration. In an arena that now screams partisanship, his objectivity was a welcome relief. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.