Bob Novak yields to no one [Karl]
Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know I hit him. I feel terrible,Ã¢â‚¬Â a shaken Novak told reporters fromÃ‚Â Politico and WJLA as he was returning to his car.
That’s not how the bicyclist who stopped Novak from driving away sees it:
In an interview, the bicyclist told ABC 7’s Suzanne Kennedy the pedestrian was splayed across Novak’s windshield, and there was no way that Novak could not have known he struck someone.
Seems like someone might want to get those eyes checked.Ã‚Â It is a sad story, not only for the victim (whoÃ‚Â wasÃ‚Â treatedÃ‚Â atÃ‚Â George Washington University Hospital for minor injuries), but also for Novak, who — for all of his rep as the “Prince of Darkness” and quips about running over pedestrians — is said to be one of the fewÃ‚Â Beltway pundits whoÃ‚Â is popular and well-liked inÃ‚Â DC newsrooms.
Update x2: HotAir-lanche!
Update x3: Novak was apparently engrossed in NPR’s “Morning Edition” at the time.Ã‚Â HeÃ‚Â won’t fight the ticket, adding, “I assume witnesses are telling the truth.”Ã‚Â Matthew Yglesias calls Novak a criminal sociopath, seemingly implies a need for car control laws.Ã‚Â First commenter Mark Adams asks, “Is this some kind of tune up for the type of absurd arguments you will be expected to make once you start at the Center for American Progress?”
Near-Greenwaldian Update x4:Ã‚Â Dan Collins is updating in a new post.
Update x5: Insta-lanche!