The New York Times
is reporting that Meet the Press
host Tim Russert
is dead of a heart attack at 58. Sunday mornings and MSNBC in the evenings will never be the same without this fearless journalist. Those of here at the Scene
are walking around with blood drained from our faces, as he is all but idolized around these offices.
Humor helps us cope, so we imagine his upcoming show in heaven featuring Jesus Christ. Here's the exchange we envision from the dean of the Washington press corps:
: So, Jesus, when you were 6 years old, you once tried to kick the wealthy out of the synagogues. And yet in your campaign against Pontius Pilate, you solicited donations from some of the wealthiest, sandal-wearing kings....
: Look, Tim....