Remembering Russert: Bush, Luke, Wilbon…

By SteveK 

> President George W. Bush made a surprise appearance at the Tim Russert wake today — something picked up first by FNC’s The Live Desk and their new on-screen REMs. MSNBC reported the news a few minutes later.

> Paul Bedard of Washington Whispers has a suggestion for the next Meet the Press host — Luke Russert. “Nothing (Matt) Lauer tried to do could get son Luke to tear up. Just the opposite. He took every bad pass and ran for a touchdown,” he writes.

> Michael Wilbon of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption (as well as co-host Tony Kornheiser) paid tribute to Russert at the end of yesterday’s show. Wilbon described his conversation with Russert after his recent heart attack. Click continued to see the PTI clip…