Now comes guffaw-inducing word that Russert, Sr. is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an "Ethics of the Media" conference hosted by Ripon College's Ethical Leadership Program. Oh. My. God. Inviting Tim Russert to keynote a conference on journalistic ethics is like having Jack Abramoff keynote a conference on lobbying reform, Jim Frey lecture on truth in advertising, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lead High Holy Days services at Temple Beth Israel.