Tim Russert: RIP
Dead at the age of 58 of a heart attack.
I don't wish him ill. In fact, I think he was, if not one of the good guys, at least of of the guys who tried to meet things in the middle.
But here's the thing - how old was Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith when he died?
You know...... Paul R. Smith. The first Medal of Honor in the War on Terror. Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant First Class in the US Army.
How old was he?
You don't know?
Then maybe we need to re-examine this country's priorities in the people that it mourns. Or at least try to shift the focus a little bit.