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Russert As Everyman

By on 6.14.08 | 4:00PM

I was traveling Friday night and at the airport I saw people gathered around the monitors watching the television coverage of Tim Russert. It reminded me a bit of the scene when Ronald Reagan was being buried in California while I was on a layover in Kansas City. Sometimes events that are big news in Washington, D.C. don't resonate elsewhere in the country. Russert connected with people in a way that many of his more blow-dried colleagues didn't.

There are some good Russert tributes around the web.

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