The Village Times





Wolf Blitzer





Issued: January 2012
Statement: Wolf has been an exemplary Villager over the years, save for that one unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy. Still, he outdid himself with his tribute to politicians in the Jan. 10, 2012, edition of BLITZER'S BLOG on


"Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul and Rick Perry could have taken the easy path and relaxed and enjoyed life," wrote Wolf. "Instead of playing golf and hanging out with their children and grandchildren, they are working hard trying to get the Republican presidential nomination."


He also wrote: "I know it will probably sound weird, but I admire these politicians who put themselves out there before the American public..."


It doesn't sound weird at all, Wolf. We in the media need periodic reminders about the importance of treating national politicians with respect and, well, admiration. Otherwise, we might start asking them probing questions and challenging their rote responses. And then we'd lose access to them. And then, where would we be?