It's clear that Novak is upset he's being ignored as Karl Rove's extra mouth as no one is buying that he leaked a tampered Dick Cheney memo to the one who 'edited it for him.
How The Traitor Karl Rove Feels About Core American Values
" Why aren't all these useless bastards in jail yet. Or in front of a firing squad?
The same old trick failed to to impress anyone this time
And because we can do more than one thing at a time - it's time to go after Rummy and the Boy King for trying to fight this war on the cheap: Rumsfeld Responds to U.S. Soldier's Grilling — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Tries to Quell the Firestorm Over the 'Hillbilly Armor' Issue ... which inspired the below:
Bet many US Troops remember the special moment -
Shaking Hands: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greeting
Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald
Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983.
"I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that
Iraq had nuclear weapons." —Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, at a
hearing of the Senate's appropriations subcommittee on defense, May
14, 2003 — Perhaps he didn't hear the puppet king's boss say:
"We believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons."
—Vice President Dick Cheney on NBC's Meet the Press, March 16, 2003
So the consensus is Novak acted as he did to avoid questioning on TREASONGATE - it's all a sham performance from a traitor who should be locked away. Now that his partisanship is going to cost him some cash money and his “celebrity” status - maybe he'll squeal like the rat he's always been. Here's a videocapture of the treasonous pottymouth leaving the stage:
Above: In this video frame grab taken from television, "now suspended"
CNN commentator Robert Novak, center, walks off the set of the live
broadcast of the CNN program "Inside Politics." © (Photo: AP Photo/CNN) - fair use
In this photograph taken in June 2003, ex-CNN commentator Robert
Novak was suspended indefinitely by CNN after he swore and walked
off the set during a debate with Democratic operative James Carville.
©(Photo: AP Photo/Lauren Shay)- fair use
This link will take you to an article and small video segment which shows the traitor Novak in word and deed supporting the Evil Ms. Harris (as she is trying to spend her 30 pieces of "silver" for disfranchisement of 115,000 Democratic voters in Florida in 2000, 2002, and 2004) - and this is the transcript. More is explained here - but the below is the pertinent stuff:
Jay Rosen: Why Robert Novak Stormed Off the Set:
“… Why did it go down Thursday? Because on Monday, Aug. 1, Novak violated the terms of a professional stand-off that had been keeping him just this side of legitimate in the eyes of his colleagues in Washington journalism. He had previously said that, on the advice of his lawyer, he couldn't talk about the case, or answer any questions interviewers might put to him, until the prosecution had run its course.
But then he went ahead and talked about the case in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times column ("Ex-CIA official's remark is wrong") in which he disputed the account given by Bill Harlow, the official spokesman at the CIA whom Novak called for more information about Valerie Plame.
That was the fail safe conversation. That is where the system broke down. If Novak was going to be successfully warned off the naming of Plame, it was by Harlow as spokesman for the Agency, responding to the questions of a reporter with a story. Harlow told the Washington Post last week that he warned Novak in the strongest possible terms not to name Valerie Plame. He said he told Novak that his story was wrong, and would harm U.S. interests. Harlow said he told the federal grand jury the same thing.
Novak, in order to counter the suggestion that he had been properly warned but went ahead anyway -- which he said would be "inexcusable for any journalist and particularly a veteran of 48 years in Washington" -- decided to take up his pen. Ladies and gentlemen, he said, people have got to know whether their columnist is a crook. Or a jerk. Or a tool. Did I go ahead with the name of a CIA covert operative despite being warned? No, I did not.
Old Novak rules: sorry fellas, can't talk. New rules: Novak chooses when. When to take the Fifth on advice of counsel, when to ignore counsel and respond to the news with his own explanations of what happened to reveal Plame's name. This, I believe, is the real cause of Thursday's break down of professional discipline on air. The legitimacy of Novak's exemption from questioning had collapsed earlier in the week. Ed Henry knew it and was ready with that news. Novak was not ready to receive it. So he invented an out. ...”
An angered Robert Novak exited set of CNN ''Inside Politics'' show
Image © and Courtesy of The Daily Show - citing Fair Use
August 5, 2005
The discussion, led by Ed Henry of CNN, centered on the Florida republican House representative Katherine Harris election prospects in a possible square-off against Florida’s democratic Senate representative Bill Nelson.
The Chicago Sun-Times syndicated columnist and CNN contributor, Novak took offense when co-appearing James Carville interrupted Novak when he was defending the Harris election victory chances. "Let me just finish, James, please," Novak said. "I know you hate to hear me, but you have to."
Carville countered with, "He's got to show these right-wingers that he's got a backbone, you know. It's why the Wall Street Journal editorial page is watching you. Show 'em that you're tough."
The discussion was shortened when Novak responded to Carville saying, "Well, I think that's bullshit, and I hate that." Then, with a wave of his hand to moderator Henry, Novak said, "Just let it go." Novak stood and then left the set. Henry never got to ask Novak about his role in the federal probe on the Plame leak led by Patrick Fitzgerald.
CNN suspended Novak indefinitely, despite his apology to the organization. Novak is a key witness in the probe into a possible leaking by Bush administration officials of the CIA officer Plame’s identity.
Novak, a political conservative, has similar views to those of the Wall Street Journal. The Journal editorials have defended Novak in the furor over the CIA case.
- "Pressure getting to Novak?". Media Matters for America, August 5, 2005 (video requires Quicktime)
- Eric Herman "Cussing, walking off show gets Novak suspended by CNN". Chicago Sun-Times
- Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name
To refresh everyone's memory on the armor thing-
Soldiers question U.S. Defense Secretary on issues during Kuwait visit
December 8, 2004
Camp Buehring, Kuwait – U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, after a speech to U.S. soldiers at an American military base in Kuwait, was confronted by Iraq-bound soldiers raising their concerns over a variety of issues.
During a question-and-answer session of unscreened questions following his speech at Camp Buehring, Rumsfeld replied to soldier's concerns over aging equipment and a lack of armor for military vehicles. One soldier, Spc. Thomas Wilson, received applause from the gathered troops after asking the defense secretary, "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles?"  Rumsfeld hesitated, then replied, "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have." Rumsfeld further clarified that the Pentagon was making all possible effort to provide the materials required as quickly as possible, but that it has been difficult to keep up with demand.
- "It's not a matter of money or desire," Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, the commander of Army forces in the Persian Gulf, told the troops after Mr. Rumsfeld asked him to address Specialist Wilson's question. "It's a matter of the logistics of being able to produce it" .
However, a recent claim by a company producing such armor for the Pentagon has contradicted this assertion. "We've been telling the Pentagon for months that we have the capacity to double our production,"  said Matt Salmon, a consultant for ArmorWorks of Tempe, AZ. ArmorWorks, which has a $30 million contract with the Pentagon to supply armor kits to be fitted on Humvee vehicles, claims to be operating at only half-capacity, with little to no interest shown by the Pentagon in increasing their output.
Rumsfeld also addressed an expressed concern regarding aging equipment by asserting that, although all units have equipment of various vintage, troops headed into a combat situation in Iraq are equipped with the newest and best equipment the military can provide .
Maj. Gen. Gary Speer, the deputy commanding general of U.S. forces in Kuwait, stated that every vehicle deploying to Iraq from Kuwait has at least "Level 3" armor protection. According to Speer, this means the vehicle has locally fabricated armor for its side panels, but not bulletproof windows or reinforced floorboards. He was not aware of soldiers retrieving used bulletproof glass or scrap metal from landfills.
It is difficult to estimate the seriousness of the problems cited by the soldiers, and the Army claims to be unaware of widespread shortages in necessary equipment. However, enough soldiers have expressed concern () since the start of combat in Iraq to have provoked a reevalution within the military on the amount and type of protection U.S. forces require in Iraq .
Rumsfeld also faced questions from the soldiers regarding the army's 'stop-loss' policy and dismissed concerns over the allegation that Army troops receive better equipment than National Guard troops. "No way I can prove it, but I'm told that the army is breaking its neck to see that there is not a differentiation" in the quality of equipment.
Shortly after the speech, Rumsfeld continued on his way to Kabul to watch President Karzai be sworn in.
- Eric Schmitt "Iraq-Bound Troops Confront Rumsfeld Over Lack of Armor". NY Times, 8 December, 2004
- Rep. Jim Saxton "Armed Services Committee Streamlines Rapid Combat Acquisition". U.S. House of Representatives, 12 May, 2004
- Joseph A. Reaves "Valley firm disputes Rumsfeld, is ready to supply Army armor". The Arizona Republic, 10 December, 2004
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The Moderate Voice -
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|Democratic National Committee on the Robert Novak Incident|
U.S. Newswire (press release), DC -
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Hilton Head Island Packet, SC -
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Outside the Beltway, VA -
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Raw Story, MA -
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Robert Novak stands up for himself
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|Bernard Kerik's Out, Robert Novak's In|
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|Robert Novak Still Skates as Scooter Libby Gives it Up.|
Unconfirmed Sources (satire) -
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Unconfirmed Sources (satire) -
... "We are more than proud to have Robert Novak on our team, His coverage of the Valerie Plame affair and the Swift Boat Veterans ad proves that Bob is our kind'a ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY -
5 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN has announced it suspended conservative columnist Robert Novak, already embroiled in the CIA leak case, after he cursed and stalked off a ...
And on Rummy:
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Unconfirmed Sources (satire) -
... has fired his long time friend and advisor Donald Rumsfeld. ... Rumsfeld has survived so many scandals nobody though ... failure to equip our soldiers with body armor. ...
|Protecting our protectors|
OregonLive.com, OR -
... American troops have improvised what they call "hillbilly armor," and one soldier directly challenged Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. ...
|Some Bombs Used in Iraq Are Made in Iran, US Says|
Wilmington Morning Star, NC -
... The design is crude but effective if the vehicle's armor plating is struck at the correct angle, the experts ... But Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the ...
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Bombs built in Iran, US says
|Bill Merritt, 60, Portland|
OregonLive.com, OR -
... Thomas Wilson asked (Secretary of Defense Donald) Rumsfeld: Why don't we have armor on the Humvees? Rumsfeld said you go to war with the army you've got. ...
Unconfirmed Sources (satire) -
... type of thing that will get Americans behind the war effort." Said Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of ... We were always scrounging around for things to armor our Humvee ...
I'd love to see an expose on how much cash the Bush Crime Clan is getting because US Troops are forced to buy armor from secondary sources which funnel the cash back to 'Poppy' ...
What a world - Sparky - o&o
PS Imagine the outrage if Clinton had lied us into a war with over 1700 dead? I retooled this.