How the hell can you be surprised that Tim Russert died of a heart attack? People are going around saying how shocking his death was to them. The guy was a walking corn dog of cholesterol, and he was a good 200 pounds overweight. He might as well have had a "I love heart attacks" printed across his massive jowls.
Now that Tim is dead I think we should just say what we feel about him. That way we don't have to feel bad about hurting his feelings. Before he died if you hurt Tim Russert's feelings he would go to the pope's house and tell on you, and then you would have a tough time getting into heaven.
The previous paragraph was written to inform you that I know that Timmy was a Catholic from Buffalo. Being catholic, male, fat, and white means you can get a job at NBC. That has to do with the fact that the CEO of NBC was a fat catholic white dude from Pennsylvania.
I just despise the fact that Tim Russert did nothing to stop the republicans from stealing the 2000 election. I can't stand the fact that the guy lived for mouthing conventional wisdom as fact. Tim did not see through the Bush bullshit. We went to war because of the incompetence of Tim Russert. We are supposed to believe that CV somehow passes for wisdom and intelligence. Maybe in the hyper political world of D. C. But I am the kinda guy that likes a little truth with the news. Tim Russert never gave a shit about the truth. He once said that his only bias was for a "great story." That sir is a shitty bias. How about a bias for truth. How about a bias for the relative importance of a story, no matter how "big" it was. You were a reporters, reporter. And I can think of no greater insult.