Robert Novak (1931-2009)

novak-robertThe Prince of Darkess is gone.  ThinkProgress:

Novak will be remembered for outing the identity of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson in 2005, as part of the Bush administration’s battle to spin the American public on the Iraq war (even though Novak himself was a skeptic of the Iraq war). Last year, Novak said that while he had been thinking “about my life and what I’ve done right and not done right,” he wouldn’t have done anything differently. In 2007, he explained what he envisions heaven to look like: “I’m going to a place where there are no blogs.”

I predict Tweety will be a fawning, blubbering mess.

Robert Novak Passes Away [ThinkProgress]

I hope jesus takes a long juicy crap on his face before he casts him into hell and gives satan the dry heaves.

There are no Blogs in Hell would make a great title for a Bob Novak biography.

What did he die of? Underage blowjob? One can only hope.

@FlyingChainSaw: Allende and Letelier are waiting for him with a mate in one hand and an atlatl in the other.

@Dodgerblue: @Tommmcatt Floats: It does raise problems for the victory feast. Don’t want everyone getting Mad Cow.

The ostensible cause was a brain tumor, but everyone knows that what rally happened was that Novak’s heart shrunk so much that it finally disappeared, leaving only a small lump of sulphur in its place.

Yeah, I can’t be super nasty when someone dies of a brain tumor. I don’t have it in me.

@The Nabisco Quiver: We can only hope. I wonder if they’ll interview the bicyclist he ran over the other day and get a reaction from him.

@Signal to Noise:

Oh, I can be super nasty to anyone. I just don’t have the heart to write it down where everyone can see it.

Cute Quote:
House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said, “Bob made remarkable contributions in the field of journalism and to the American political landscape.”

@Dodgerblue: @Signal to Noise: @Tommmcatt Floats: Meh, I have no reservations. All the evil hateful thoughts in his head metastasized into a tumor.

@SanFranLefty: I just wonder how soon it is before Satan sodomizes him.

@rptrcub: You say that like it’s a bad thing.

@blogenfreude: He kinda looks like Hunter S. Thompson in that picture. Eerie.

Novakula will be back. He always comes back.

If there was such a thing as reincarnation, I’m guessing he’s not going to enjoy life as a cockroach.

@blogenfreude: some good comments there to dishonor our late Douchebag of Liberty.

Oh, this is just fucking great. Talk about handing gasoline to the nutty-pants teabaggers that there is some sort of socialist conspiracy against them:

FBI trained a blogger to spy on right wing organizations and instigate violence.

@SanFranLefty: That would be the national socialist Boosh administration spying on the right.

/hums happy tune

@redmanlaw: Have the nutty-pants people ever let the facts get in the way of their slobbering hatred and hysteria about Barry Hussein Obama Sotero? Why start now?


Better check the coffin to make sure he’s not just honeymooning with Ken Lay.

@Original Andrew: Bury him face down.

@SanFranLefty: I though *we* were the nutty pants people, based on this morning’s postings.

Even with unsavory characters, their death usually gives me a moment of pause, and I feel some sympathy (even some of the dreaded empathy) for them and their loved ones. This time, I saw the picture and headline and my first thought was “Oh, thank God.” Not me at my most noble, but I don’t feel bad about it.
The cancer thing, though, is killing my ability to snark or eville about it. My wife had the booby cancer, and while she has been fine for three years now, it’ll take me a good several minutes more before I can speculate about Novak’s just rewards.
I’m guessing his insurance allowed for end-of-life counselling. Maybe he will come back as a member of the uninsured working poor. Screw Bob Novak and his memory.


Glad to hear your wife is on the mend; I’m truly sorry that she went through that.

However! Let’s not let our natural predisposition towards compassion cloud the fact that another nasty moron is no longer around to spread lies and right-wing propaganda to the living–or run them down with their Corvette.

I had to watch in horror as my grandma went to pieces from Alzheimer’s for the last two years of her life, yet I still think Saint Ronnie got exactly what he deserved.

Am I a bad person…? Hmm probably!

@Original Andrew: Hey, Patty Murray wants some munnies from me. Yea or nay?

ADD: Fuck the Gipper. May he burn in hell.


She’s really frustrating; one of those gawdam Clintonian “centrist” Dems that really seems to enjoy sticking it to progressives.

For example:

Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record.

Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes.
Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation.
Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage (DOMA).

Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping.
Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record.

Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy.

Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25.

Voted YES on welfare overhaul (Ugh–how’s that working out?).

Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq.

She’s okay… but her voting record overall is a mixed-bag, and personally I’m never writing a check to her or Maria Cantwell again. The idiotic letter she sent me in support of TARP last Fall was the last straw. There’s something fundamentally wrong with the Democratic long-termers, and she needs to go. My hope is that she’ll have a strong primary challenger, but I doubt it’ll happen.

I call bullshit. For me to believe that Robert Novak died of a brain tumor, you’d have to convince me that 1) he had a brain and 2) he wasn’t a walking mass of cancerous cells for the past 70-odd years.

Nice try, though.

@Original Andrew: Mil gracias. I’ll wait to see if she needs cash against a psycho GOPer (redundant, I know).


Oh we have the Kah-ray-zees up here too, but I’d say there’s virtually no chance she’d be defeated by any of them.

Her most likely opponent would be our state’s very own know-nothing, Dubya-clone asshole, Dino Rossi, and he just got his ass handed to him in the last election for governor by Christine Gregoire.

Better to send those funds to someone in a more contested race.

@redmanlaw: Save your nickles for Barbara Boxer, as McCain’s buddy Carly Fiorina is planning to sink her fortune into unseating Boxer. Or hell, Franken’s still paying off his lawyers from the fight against Coleman – he sent me a letter yesterday asking for more coin.

@Original Andrew: @Jamie Sommers: Glad I’m not the only black-hearted hater here. I was just sorry it wasn’t something more painful and horrific, like being slowly eaten alive by fire ants. Bless his heart.

@Original Andrew:
Thanks… and you are right. Sympathy for nasty morons is misplaced. The harm caused by that type of asshead is tremendous, and so few of them suffer any real consequence for it.
I am hoping that we get the public option and that it leads swiftly to single payer, so that some of them will suffer the consequence of head asplode.

I’ve got nothing to say. Thanks Mom.

@Mistress Cynica:

Glad I’m not the only black-hearted hater here.

I prefer to borrow a phrase from our conservative fiends friends and call it “enlightened self-interest.”

@blogenfreude: Dang, I hate when they do that. Waco was a crime against humanity that was never punished and criminal misuse of military. Delta Force was there. Snipers were used against crazy, badly armed people who deserved a good leaving alone.

Showered in DC hard this evening. Must be jeebus pissing on Novakula’s face and getting ready to drop a monster pile on his twisted face. Campbell Brown has an enormous mouth.

In much seckseer news, where in the world does Animal Planet find these insanely hawt dudes like lion-tamer (!) Dave Salmoni to host their shows??

(Be sure to watch the video–roooowwwrrr)

I’m playing Prince’s “7” in his honor. Don’t even try to YouTube it; The Artist has his music on total intertubez lock down.

All seven and we’ll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love, and we will smote them all
With an intellect and a savoir faire,
No one in the whole universe will ever compare

I am yours now
And you are mine
And together we’ll love through all space and time
Don’t cry
One day all seven will die.

Sing it while we watch them fall….

I think it’s some J-Dub business, but it’s still a wonderful, celebratory song.

@FlyingChainSaw: Are you still watching teevee or were you hanging with Campbell Brown? You should meet MellBell for beers at the Brickskellar if you’re in DC.

@Original Andrew:
@Mistress Cynica: Wannabe Bear Gryllzzzzzz!

ADD: And Bear goes starkers at the drop of a hat, has nice taste in drawers…gotta love him!

@SanFranLefty: Speaking of drinking… anyone here ever had Żubrówka and apple juice? It’s killer.

@mellbell: No, but I’m impressed by your use of accents and umlauts in a blog posting.

@SanFranLefty: Campbell is shitface and shooting at cars from the roof of the hotel. I will see if I can fit it in while I am in town. Trying to make time for the legendary Bravo Bravo this week. Where’s MB? Right in town?

@FlyingChainSaw: Yup. For better or worse, I can go weeks at a time without leaving the District.

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