Tim Russert: Ohio guy seems to have turned into a Beltway candy-ass


Ritz staffers say Tim Russert has a bit of an uppity streak
In this tight primary election, when everything’s scrutinized from Hilary’s haircuts to the size of Obama’s shoes, it should come as no surprise that a great deal of thought was put into where the Democratic candidates and their camps would be crashing for today’s visit to Cleveland. They won’t stay at the Ritz,” one hotel insider says. “Because it would seem like they weren’t really in touch with their constituents values.” Rumor has it that both camps are staying at the Wyndham... But a few people don’t seem to mind being treated to the luxuries of the Ritz -- namely Chris Matthews and Tim Russert. Though Russert likes to wax nostalgic about his humble Ohio roots and his love of 10 cent beer nights at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, it seems the TV talking head has turned into something of a Beltway candy-ass. Ritz staffers are grumbling about his ridiculous requests: He’ll only drink a certain type of water, and wants three bottles in the room instead of two. Also, he doesn’t like the ($100) sheets. – Rebecca Meiser


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