Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor
Okay, once again, I’ll say what other liberal bloggers won’t–there is bitterly ironic justice in Robert Novak being diagnosed with cancer. In my Tony Snow obit last week, I had some complaints from friends that my coverage was inhuman and mean-spirited to a man whose family is grieving him. Okay, fair enough–I disagree that Snow was liked by both sides of the aisle, and I definitely think he helped obfuscate persecution for Bush’s war crimes that led to the deaths of millions, but even I know that it’s controversial to kick a man when he’s down.
But no one can say Novak is a classy guy. He’s shameless and he’s murderous, or at least manslaughter-ous. He put a CIA operative’s life in danger and committed treason by outing Valerie Plame in his column. And just last week, he hit a homeless man with his Corvette and kept on driving! This diagnosis of cancer almost makes me believe in karma.