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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, August 05, 2005

See Bob run. Run, Bob, run!

Inexplicably, Bob Novak up an walked out on a not-so-heated discussion on Barbara Harris on CNN Live yesterday. They were discussing how the media apparently touches up Harris' image to make her look more devious in the media, which Novak expressed that he can relate to, as they do the same to him, when James Carville interrupted him (as is his wont).

NOVAK: let me finish what i'm going to say, james. i know you hate to hear me

CARVILLE: he's got to show his right wingers he's got backbone. show them you're tough.

NOVAK: i think that's bull [didn't know automatic transcribers censored themselves!] and i hate that. just let it go.

And then, well, he leaves. Carville and Henry, I suppose to their credit, continue the interview as though nothing happened... Henry ends with this:

"Thanks, James, and I'm sorry that Bob left the set a little early. I had told him in advance we were going to ask him about the CIA leak case. He was not here for me to be able to ask him about that. Hopefully we'll be able to ask him about that in the future."

So why did Bob bolt? I thought at first he had a Depends meltdown. But it could have been photoshop anxiety, or that he chose that moment for a planned escape to avoid questions about the CIA leak.

As we know, Novak was the administration's mouthpiece who broke the news that Valerie Plame was a covert CIA agent when her husband criticized the Bush administration for fabricating evidence of Iraq's nuclear weapons capabilities in order to justify the war in Iraq, which now has dubya's advisors and cabinet members on the hot seat for potentially treasonous actions.

After his walkoff, CNN Suspended Novak Indefinitely, apologizing for his behavior.

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, it gets curiouser and curiouser...


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