Meet the Press was really Meet Tim Russert, and it is hard to imagine anyone being as skilled a showman as Russert.
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No one woke up Sunday morning needing Tim Russert to prove that McClellan changed his tune since leaving the White House -- McClellan had written a whole gollydarned BOOK on that very topic.
The significant question Russert raised for his amiable bull session this week was: "What role did race, gender, and religion play in this campaign?"
Russert turned to his usual routine, and tried unsuccessfully to nudge Webb into saying that he was at odds with Democrat orthodoxy about veterans and Iraq.
I sometimes wonder whether the custodians of commentary realize how little they move the conventional wisdom when they deplore its inadequacies.
Here is some of the stuff from Arianna Huffington's new book, Right is Wrong, that NBC's Tim Russert has worked himself into a lather over and doesn't want you to read.
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