TIm Russert has died of a heart attack, or something. He was the go-to guy for the Bush Administration's propaganda campaign. He was a friend to those in power, trading power and presteige for honor and responsibility. He will be easy to replace.
He will not go to a Catholic heaven to be with his father. He will go to his grave and be forgotten except by those who loved him. Few people will discuss him in the years to come, because to remember him will be to remember his complicity. The evil that he did will live on long after him.