Slate has put out some rules (How To Beat Tim Russert, Get inside his head and shake vigorously)
for presidential candidates who have to face Tim Russert on Meet the Press
, a show that he may be hosting for a long time given his 12-year contract with NBC.
1) Prepare for a Hostile Interrogation
Tim Russert is heavily invested in the friendly Irishman persona, all smiles and sincere, direct questions. But he is not your friend: He wishes your destruction on his show. But don't play defense on Meet the Press—it will only make you look defensive. Stay cool and poised, as David Duke did, and play offense by pushing Russert's toughest questions back at him.
Interesting stuff, but I have to admit it wasn't his work on Meet the Press that first caught my interest.
Back in November 2000, when NBC was the only network I had good tv reception for, I stayed up late like so many other people waiting for the presidential election results. We bonded with Tim as the night wore on and he continued to mark up his small white board and erase it over and over again.
He may be the only InfoHunk with a famous prop. He seems to know the value of a good prop too, having been spotted with that white erase board during a Notre Dame speech
, and having been spotted signing the personal white boards that his fans bring him with permanent ink. Ok, I haven't actually read that last part anywhere, but I bet it's true. :)
Tim is one of those InfoHunks that I've never seen on tv without a suit and tie, so I was surprised to find this image of Tim...in the pink.
Does Tim Russert belong on the sexy chubby list
? I suppose it all depends on how you define chubby, or sexy.