Incredibly sad news. PBS journalist Gwen Ifill has passed away this week. I wasn’t lucky enough to watch her show, but I admired and respected her from her other public appearances.
My favorite memory of her was during the 2004 Vice Presidential debate when Democratic VP nominee John Edwards went on the attack against then Vice President Dick Cheney, and debate moderator Ifill turned to Cheney and said “your response?”
“I have a response,” said Cheney “but it’s going to take more than 30 seconds.”
“Well, that’s all you got,” replied Ifill, to laughter from the audience.
The WTF look on Cheney’s face, when he realized this was one journalist he couldn’t bully, was priceless.
Miss Ifill, you will be missed by many.