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    Wow. Outing a CIA operative was pretty nasty business............but hitting a pedestrian and then casually driving away? That's really lowdown! Do these people have any real morals or integrity?


    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11985.html

    Breaking: Novak cited after hitting pedestrian

    By JONATHAN MARTIN & CHRIS FRATES

    | 7/23/08 12:20 PM EST Updated: 7/23/08 12:20 PM EST


    Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

    A Politico reporter saw Novak in the front of a police car with a citation in his hand; a WJLA-TV crew and reporter saw Novak as well. The pedestrian, a male in his 60s, was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital with minor injuries according to the Metro Fire Department. Novak was later released by police and drove away from the scene.

    “I didn’t know I hit him,” Novak told Politico. Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K St. NW, where the accident happened, when a bicyclist stopped him and said, "You hit someone." He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

    The bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute to work at 1700 K St. NW when he saw the accident happen.

    As he traveled east on K. Street, crossing 18th, Bono said a "black Corvette convertible with top closed plowed into the guy. The guy is sort of splayed onto the windshield.”

    Bono said the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a "Walk" signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and then Novak made a right into the service lane of K Street. “The car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.

    He chased Novak half a block down K St., finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block him and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blared, and commuters finally went into reverse to allow Novak to pull over.

    Bono said that throughout, Novak "keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.” He said he vaguley recognized the longtime political reporter and columnist as a Washington celebrity but could not precisely place him.

    Finally, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can't hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He said Novak responded: “I didn’t see him there.”

    A concierge at 1700 K Street said that she saw a bicyclist yelling and walked outside to see what the commotion was about.

    "This guy hit somebody and he won't stop so I'm going to stay here until the police come," Aleta Petty quoted Bono as saying, as he stood in K Street, blocking traffic.

    D.C. police confirmed that there was an accident at 18th and K streets N.W. at approximately 10 a.m. involving a black Corvette convertible and that the driver was a white male. An ambulance was called.

    The intersection is in the hub of Washington’s business district and is filled with pedestrians who work in the law firms and lobby shops that line the corridor.

    Novak, 77, has earned a reputation around the capital as an aggressive driver, easily identified in his convertible sports car.

    In 2001, he cursed at a pedestrian on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street N.W., for allegedly jaywalking.

    “’Learn to read the signs, [bodily orifice]!’ Novak snapped before speeding away,” according to an item in The Washington Post’s Reliable Source column.

    Novak explained to the paper: "He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."

    Two years later, the same column reported that Novak had gone to a racing school in Florida.

    "I've wanted to be a race car driver all my life, and anyone who has watched me drive can tell you that,” Novak said.

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    Ted Kennedy must have taught him to drive

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    Who taught him morality and responsibility? The douchebag claims he didn't know he hit anyone..........and the guy was plastered across his windshield?!?
    Looks like just another hypocritical Republican trying to avoid responsibility for what he does.

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    at least he didn't leave his mistress to drown while he walked home and didn't call police till the next day

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    No, he recklessly plowed into a pedestrian in broad daylight and instead of stopping to at least see if the man was alright.....he ran away!
    As someone who walks a lot.........I take it personally whenever a pedestrian or biker gets mowed down by yet another careless driver. What a moral coward he is!

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    so what of kennedy?..was that not the act of a coward?...and by the way, care to totally dismiss the fact that he now is in the hosptial with a brain tumor could have had a play in this?

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    I make no excuses for Kennedy- I don't understand what he did that night......but I'll bet alcohol had some part in it!
    But that doesn't change what Novak did. And even if his tumor did make him hit the guy in the first place (which I doubt)......that doesn't explain his actions after! Is there some kind of brain tumor that makes one run away after committing a crime? Against one's will?? If so- you'd better inform defense attorney's across the country! LOL

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    thanks for the response Dr. Reines.. who knows?... I'm sure the homeless biker has a domocratic attorney (oxymoron) by now.. but they will wait for the prognosis of Novak then proceed...NICE>...

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