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Dickersonian Goodbyes

A Wonkette operative forwarded us the John Dickerson's farewell email to his colleagues at TIME. A representative portion:


I've had great partners: five wonderful years with Carney and only one fight over a word choice. We all get to see Matt's grace and good humor through his court ordeal, but as his partner I was lucky enough to see it up close. And I've had great bosses. Duffy has won all those awards for a reason and he taught me how to ask questions. Each week, Kelly puts together a magazine I'm really proud to have worked for. Perhaps just as importantly he was kind to me when I was a life-form just south of intern, running phones at the 1992 Republican convention-- he has been the same way throughout my career even as it goes through this exciting transition.
Very impressive... He's quit the job and he's still sucking up. No wonder the administration loves him.

Full email after the jump.

That Other Newsmagazine: Dickerson Leaving TIME [Wonkette]

From: Dickerson, John - Time U.S.

Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:15 PM

Subject: To my friends

Colleagues,

After 12 years at Time, I am leaving the magazine. In the fall, I will start at Slate as their political reporter. I'm really excited, but Time has been my only professional home and I will miss it. I started at the magazine company as a secretary right out of college and I've learned almost everything I know about journalism from the people here.

I've had great partners: five wonderful years with Carney and only one fight over a word choice. We all get to see Matt's grace and good humor through his court ordeal, but as his partner I was lucky enough to see it up close. And I've had great bosses. Duffy has won all those awards for a reason and he taught me how to ask questions. Each week, Kelly puts together a magazine I'm really proud to have worked for. Perhaps just as importantly he was kind to me when I was a life-form just south of intern, running phones at the 1992 Republican convention-- he has been the same way throughout my career even as it goes through this exciting transition.

Over the last ten years I've learned and lived with all of you in the Washington bureau. There were the hundreds of closings but you've also been there through my wedding, family funerals and the birth of my two children. Thanks for being such a great group of pals and colleagues.

I will miss you all a great deal and hope we'll keep in touch. This summer I'll be renting a little studio to do the bulk of the work on a memoir-biography for Simon and Schuster about my mom. I hope we'll have a few lunches.

I always filed long....

Much Love, John.

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