I am going to be on MSNBC this morning (Allison Stewart – 9:30-10A PST). I was scheduled to talk about blogs and the political season, but the news about Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) broke quickly over night, so the subject has shifted. The man is only 59 and it is a terrible situation. Many of us have had strokes in our families and we know what it can mean. If an appointment has to be made, I think the situation … and the climate in the country … calls for something statesman-like and non-partisan to the degree it can be.