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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Luke Russert is no Tim Russert
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
March 7, 2013 6:05 p.m.





If Luke Russert wasn’t the son of the late Tim Russert, there’s not much chance he would be a Washington correspondent for NBC News. At least not yet.

The younger Russert was just 22 years old when NBC hired him in 2008 soon after the sudden  death of his father, the long-time host of “Meet The Press.” To say the kid was green is putting it mildly. His principal media experience was as co-host of a sports talk show on radio.

But, hey, he was Tim Russert’s son. And besides, the network was eager to connect with younger consumers of ...

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