Did you sign the petition yet?

24 Jun

What are you waiting for?

11 Responses to “Did you sign the petition yet?”

  1. Mike In WNY June 24, 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    Affable Buffalo booster? Yes

    Great journalist? not really

    Food for thought while considering the renaming of the airport.

  2. Pauldub June 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    Nice guy, but I would classify him more as a talk show host.
    I didn’t agree with Reagan getting an airport.
    Sorry, no signature.

  3. eliz June 25, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    I guess I’m waiting for this to seem important to me. Um … not yet. I’d have to agree with others—great and well-loved Buffalo booster, but not a great journalist.

    Oh, I know–Mark Twain worked here as an editor for some years. I could go with that.

  4. Terry June 25, 2008 at 6:03 am #

    I agree…Waiving a Bills flag around doesn’t warrant infamy.. Hell, even the recently departed George Carlin had more impact on American life with his Court case…why not name the Airport after him instead???…the “Fucking Greater Metropolitan Buffalo Airport”…..(BTW, I’d love to hear Carlin’s take on this Russert thing….)

  5. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone June 25, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    insert simple photoshop of airport, renamed; text = FAIL!

  6. Russell June 25, 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    I would have to put General Donovan ahead of Tim Russert in line for any honor from this area. Here’s a man born and raised in Buffalo that made a huge contribution to our region, our nation and the world. Wild Bill cleaned up corruption in Buffalo, served in two world wars and helped to prosecute Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. His life-sized statue greets you at the doors of the CIA in Langley, one of the first things you see as you enter that building, but the only honor he has in his hometown is a dilapidate state office building that is scheduled to be destroyed.

    I’d put his Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, founding and leadership of the OSS, and prosecutions of the corrupt and brutal against anything Russert ever accomplished. Naming an international airport after him in his hometown seems entirely fitting, symbolizing the reach of his influence and contributions from where it all began.

  7. Sally June 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm #


  8. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone June 28, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    I heard of an even better idea, here.

  9. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone June 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    390 signatures = fail.

    Maybe they’ll rename his $7 Million cottage on Nantucket “Buffalo” instead.

  10. Greg July 1, 2008 at 8:39 am #

    Tim Russert was a nice guy, and a dedicated Buffalo fan but should his name adorn the Air Port? We used to name buildings and memorials after people who did great things (or had the money) in the area. Tim went to Washington, and although he was an advocate for the region he was still in Washington. I know plenty of people who live in other parts of the country who still wear Bills shirts, maybe we could name a Tops Store after them? Leave the Air Port name alone. Heck, Tim’s already got a park named after him.

  11. Jimmy Jones January 17, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Nope. People are always a let down – especially if they are held up to be pillars of the community. Name it something fun instead…

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