Fare Thee Well, Pumpkinhead:
What the Rude Pundit will miss about Tim Russert is that, aggravating though he could be, you got the sense that he actually gave a shit. And these days, that is a rare commodity indeed.
Still, however wonderful a human being Russert may have been and however hard this may be for his family, friends, and colleagues, does his sudden death really warrant non-stop encomiums for the last 7 hours or so on all the news networks? How many hours until it's just sad masturbation masked as mourning? Did Iowa dry up?