14 May 2008

If you're not familiar with the American political commentary scene (and instead feel comfortable getting your information second hand from awful Irish media outlets! (get Sky this instant! and tune into National Public Radio on the internet) you'll benefit from a bit of background to this incident.

The host of NBC's widely watched Meet The Press, Tim Russert, is an very popular, articulate, educated, astute, informed, reflective, slightly-left-of-centre broadcaster, journalist and author (think of him as our... well, nevermind) who's recent tribute to his father (known throughout America as 'Big Russ') was on the New York Times best seller's list for months. The book made Tim's dad a celebrity in his own right.

As all but Hillary Clinton's campaign strategist are aware, Big Russ is very much alive...

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