Sunday, July 20, 2008

You got you Nobel Peace Prize, Now Go Away

So this morning, I was pleasantly surprised by breakfast in bed and a dynamic politically charged Sunday morning. First up, Meet The Press now moderated by Tom Brokaw with former Vice-President Al Gore. Although Brokaw did a great job of hard hitting journalism, he does not seem fully comfortable in the chair once occupied by his great friend. In true form, Al Gore was unable to answer questions beyond the rhetoric that he must be practicing in the mirror each and every day. The best was when Mr. Brokaw asked Big Al what he and Tipper needed with 10,000 square feet for the two of them. Can you say Deer in Headlights?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Irish are such clear thinkers:

"We, in Ireland, can't figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.

On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, running against a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer.

On the other side, you have a war hero married to a good looking woman who owns a beer distributorship. That should be No Contest"

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow Passes

Former Press Secretary Tony Snow died at 2am this morning in Georgetown, Washington. He was only 54 years old and succumbed to colon cancer, leaving behind a wife and three children. He had a great sense of humor and took on the most rambuncious of reporter. I remember when he left the White House and the "scandel" that swirled around it. Fingers pointing at President Bush and the "devastation" within the White House staff with more resignations to come was the report on the news. The media would have done better to speak of this man's character and I hope in hindsight they regret the mistakes they made reporting on a crumbling administration. Rest In Peace Mr. Snow.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Timothy John Russert (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008)

It has been almost a month since this living legend has passed and I am no less somber about it than I was. I remember the Sundays in which I had my coffee, the tv turned to Meet the Press, and myself poised at the computer awaiting the one comment that would set my fingers blazing on the keyboard with an email addressed to the offender. I spent the last 6 months working on Sundays and missing the brilliance that was Tim Russert. I am grateful that G recorded the Tribute to Tim version of Meet the Press on Father's Day. How ironic and appropriate with his book about his own father, his relationship with Luke, and he as the Father of good political journalism. There is not enough I can say about Tim Russert except that the loss is immeasurable and Meet the Press will never be the same. The caliber of integrity, dedication, and genuine charm this man brought to the masses on Sunday mornings can never be replaced. And to you Tim Russert I say, If it is Sunday, it is Meet the Press and no matter what team is playing from Buffalo or Boston College - Go team Go!