Longtime readers of POLJUNK might remember a curmudgeon named Mike who used to write for this site. Well, he and I had a heated argument once over Tim Russert. Mike was convinced that Russert was soft on conservatives and disproportionally tough on liberals on Meet the Press. While I think any of us could criticize a particular interview based on our own bias, I have always thought Tim Russert was a fair interviewer who asked tough follow-up questions and was always prepared for his interviews. I also think he was probably a hell of a guy.
So I am glad to see that a portion of Route 20 that runs past the Buffalo Bills stadium was up for renaming in honor of Russert, a native of the area. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) are planning to introduce legislation to rename a portion of Route 20 near the Buffalo Bills' stadium after him and I hope it passes.