Friday, June 20, 2008

Peggy Noonan on Tim Russert: A Must Read

Peggy Noonan's WSJ column about Tim Russert is a must read.


After Tim's death, the entire television media for four days told you the keys to a life well lived, the things you actually need to live life well, and without which it won't be good. Among them: taking care of those you love and letting them know they're loved, which involves self-sacrifice; holding firm to God, to your religious faith, no matter how high you rise or low you fall. This involves guts, and self-discipline, and active attention to developing and refining a conscience to whose promptings you can respond. Honoring your calling or profession by trying to do within it honorable work, which takes hard effort, and a willingness to master the ethics of your field. And enjoying life. This can be hard in America, where sometimes people are rather grim in their determination to get and to have. "Enjoy life, it's ungrateful not to," said Ronald Reagan.

1 comment:

Shimmy said...

I remember Tim Russert always did his homework and asked the tough questions. Tim Russert was an American character right from Mark Twain.