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Tim Russert anecdote

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 19, 2008

An anecdote from Tim Russert’s funeral:

Russert’s onetime boss, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, offered the day’s only example of Russert blatantly lying. After Cuomo pushed through the nation’s first seat-belt law in 1985, the two men were in a Buffalo motorcade when their car was struck from behind and Cuomo — having forgotten to buckle up — hit the dashboard. As reporters rushed over, Russert blurted out: “Thank God for the seat belt!”

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