Yesterday was a very sad day for myself, and a great many people across the nation. Tim Russert has passed. I don't think I can recall a sense of loss regarding the death of a person I've never met the way I feel regarding Tim Russert's passing. He was a personal hero of mine. Tim, thank you for all you did for our country and for our mutual home town. I have always been so proud of the fact that Buffalo was the place where I grew up, and seeing him every Sunday morning on Meet the Press was a constant reminder of the greatness and quality of people who inhabit my home town. You will be missed Tim. Thank you once again.