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December 17, 2005

Foul Trouble

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Is it that hard to see that Robert Novak’s disinhibition is getting worse?  This time, RN assumed he was speaking off the record when he stated, during an address to the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, that Bush knows who blew Valerie Plame’s cover.

As Novak returns his CNN washroom key and heads over to FOX, Carpetbagger suggests the new team is a better match for a man of Novak’s ideology and ethical standards.  With probably a better take on Novak’s character, however, Carpet’s commenter, GP, suggests that Novak’s turncoat tendencies should cause even FOX to "watch its back."

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Perhaps the top image captures some of old Bob’s caustic nature. The
second shot, however, seems to carry more editorial toxicity. Who
knows, maybe Novak’s ten closest friends just got up and headed for the
concession stand. Either way, the isolation is palpable. Besides the
"lonely Bob," the flat mood and collective inattention suggests a
depressed man who no longer gets much from his game.

(image 1: Joshua Roberts/Reuters. College
Park, Maryland, December 11, 2005. Via YahooNews. image 2: Manuel Balce
Ceneta/A.P. College Park, Maryland, December 11, 2005. Via YahooNews.)

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