A great loss for his wife and son. And a great loss for the mainstream media. He had a background as a staff member for Dems, but he gave Dems a tough interview on Meet the Press The MSM would be in a lot better shape if there were more Tim Russerts. Now we don't even have the one. He was well liked by all. Even Rush Limbaugh loved the guy. The scuttlebutt is that NBC is going to ask Tom Brokaw to come out of retirement to handle Meet the Press until after the election. But what about after that? Past Brokaw and Brian Williams NBC news is a circus act. Keith Olberman? Chris "Thrill going up my leg" Matthews? One more thing. I am going to be 50 years old in January. It seems that after you hit 50 you can go at any minute. If you, like me, are near the half-century mark or past it, please take the time to consider your eternal situation. This is one area where you don't want any surprises.