Boys on the Bus http://wrkf.org en A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond http://wrkf.org/post/lover-horse-races-and-horses-remembering-jack-germond Political reporter Jack Germond smoked and loved martinis and red wine and fine food and betting on horses — he lived life large and didn't suffer phonies.<p>But here's the thing about Germond, who died Wednesday at age 85: He liked politicians. That's something you don't find much among reporters today.<p>"By and large, I find that, first of all, most politicians have something — some public purpose — they want to accomplish," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1068062">he told NPR in 1999</a>. "They are not greedy, as people think they are. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:02:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 14779 at http://wrkf.org A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond