That’s Right Nate

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What Tim Russert Would Have Wanted

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I haven’t commented on the death of Tim Russert yet, but I will.  I thougt for a member of the left wing biased mainstream media, Russert was surprisingly fair and balanced.  He will be missed.   For those of us who will miss Russert I believe there are two ways to best memorialize him.

The first way is to make sure that Meet the Press continues.  While Russert’s show was great, it was a bit talky and cerebral.  I think its time we move Meet the Press into the 21st century with more celebrity news, flashier graphics, and a more opinionate host.    I’d love to see Michael Reagan or Kevin James given the job of anchor.  I think both would be capable of leading the show into the 21st Century.

The other thing that Russert would have cared about very much is the high price of gasoline.  This was always one of Russert’s favorite topics to discuss on his show.  A couple of days ago, California Republican Representative Darrell Issa eulogized Tim Russert by saying, “We are going to miss Tim Russert when it comes to the people on both sides of the issue of why we have $5 oil — $5 gasoline and $135 oil. I think Tim Russert would have been just the right guy to hold people accountable, who would talk about the 68 million acres that are, quote, inactive, while in fact 41 million are under current lease and use and are producing millions of barrels of oil and natural gas a day.”  We owe it to Tim to open up offshore drilling.


Written by thatsrightnate

June 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm

6 Responses

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  1. blame cheney and bush for your gas bill. and their good pals the saudis.


    June 18, 2008 at 10:58 pm

  2. oh, and “We owe it to Tim to open up offshore drilling?”
    one of the most classless things i’ve read on this series of tubes that is the internet. nice work.


    June 18, 2008 at 11:04 pm

  3. As Representative Issa brought up, I don’t think Tim Russert would have liked to see the price of gas rising this fast. Russert would definitely be campaigning for offshore drilling right now.


    June 19, 2008 at 2:04 pm

  4. really? and where do you plan to process this magical offshore oil? the united states already can’t keep up with its own demand for processing petroleum. no new refineries have been built in over 30 years, and plans for new ones are constantly scuttled because of a “not in my backyard” attitude.
    wouldn’t tim rather see more fuel efficient vehicles, built with pride in america?


    June 19, 2008 at 10:30 pm

  5. I think faced with a choice between building more refineries and having to drive smaller cars or even take public transportation, the American public will come to their senses and demand more refineries. I think Tim would definitely want more drilling.


    June 20, 2008 at 6:56 am

  6. whats the problem with smaller cars? or is there something you feel the need to compensate for?


    June 20, 2008 at 10:43 am

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