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Posted at 6:00 PM ET, 03/ 9/2011

RIP, DAVID BRODER: My line of tribute to a legend

By Michael Cavna

If it's possible to be humble and approachable while also having earned your place on political journalism's Mount Rushmore, then our Post colleague David Broder embodied that deft ability to be an accessible institution in our midst.

David S. Broder died today at age 81, his family said, and a newspaper, a city, an industry and a vast readership mourn the profound loss. But we also take time to celebrate his towering legend and legacy.

As Comic Riffs' own humble tribute to the dean of political journalism, here is a sketch in memoriam. RIP, Mr. Broder. You made -- and make -- so many of us strive to be better:

brodersketch.jpg (sketch by Michael Cavna for The Washington Post)

By Michael Cavna  | March 9, 2011; 6:00 PM ET
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  David Broder, The Washington Post  
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I grew up reading David Broder. He was a giant, and I state unequivocally there is not a columnist writing today that can fill his shoes.

He was the last of the truly civil and intelligent writers this country has had.

Good by, old friend.

Posted by: chamateddy | March 9, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

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