Newspapermen #10

Robert Novak


SomeNYGuy said...

Ah ... Novakula, Prince of Darkness! Living (well, maybe undead) proof that one can get away even with treason if one is a well-connected neocon Republican.

Is it true that he converted to Catholicism because of the dearth of Jewish religious symbols in vampire movies? Inquisitioning minds want to know!

When Jon Stewart calls this man a douchebag, he's being more than magnanimous.

SomeNYGuy said...

By the way, what is the year/event depicted in this photo? Looks like he's testifying -- maybe ratting out Jesus Christ, or his own mother?

Tom Sutpen said...

I don't know the year and/or the event, but it looks like something in the 1970s; probably a speaking engagement.

And it would be a mistake to call hima neocon, since he's not exactly a supporter of the War (anything that might, even by implication, bebeneficial to Israel is not something he could get on board with easily); which of course does nothing to prevent carrying out journalistic hits on administration critics.

Novak to me is a perfect case of a Journalistic groupie; too long in Washington, too close to the players he's supposed to be covering (the Best Man at his wedding, for example, was Lyndon Johnson; while Johnson was Senate Majority leader). I'm convinced that, despite his ideology, he would have carried out that leak regardless, just to preserve his foul access to them what's in power.

Vanwall said...

The late, great Ross Thomas had a few things to say about Novak, none of 'em complimentary. What a comb-over clue he has - inadaquacies in more than one area that need a lengthening, no doubt. If there was oversight the last few years, I daresay he might be behind bars by now. Friends lost a fine son the first day of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and assholes like this are enablers for reckless misdeeds, who've sold their souls to the devil. I suppose drowning in dog vomit is too much to ask for, but a quick end for these reactionaries would help this country immeasurably.