America lost a legendary figure in the worlds of politics and journalism. A fair, decent and honorable human being, Tim Russert set a standard for professionalism that few of his colleagues ever came close to matching. When Russert conducted an interview or reported on a story, he did so with an impartiality that would leave viewers clueless as to his personal biases. That's exactly how it should be done, and nobody did it better than Russert.
Russert's passing today seems especially cruel, because it is nearing the one year anniversary of the shocking death of San Francisco's KGO Radio and Television Host Pete Wilson.
Tim and Pete left us far too early to join with the Angels ...