Robert Novak Dishes on Valerie Plame and Hubby
July 03, 2007 08:53 AM ET | Bedard, Paul | Permanent Link
It's not often that a political book hyped as a "tell-all" actually delivers the dirt, but that's certainly not the story in Robert Novak's fast-paced** bio The Prince of Darkness, 50 Years Reporting in Washington .
Let's get right to the point: Did the administration leak former CIA officer Valerie Plame's name to him to punish her hubby, Joe Wilson, who had blasted the president's claim that Iraq was shopping for uranium in Niger? Nope. He says that it was just an afterthought from his source, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
--Novak really hated a story written by the Baltimore Sun suggesting that he loved the attention of the case and investigation. And don't get him started about the bloggers: "I was daily accused of treason and denounced in the most obscene terms, with personal threats against me and my family--even my grandchildren."
I feel so bad for Bob. Can you imagine those vile bloggers attacking Novak?
Oh the horror!! He will be suffering so hard limping to the bank to pick up his big checks from the publisher, AEI, Heritage and speakers forums for being a hack insider spawn of Satan.
Poor, poor Bob.
**Editor speak for thin, shallow and short.