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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Update on Novak’s Victim

posted by on July 23 at 17:10 PM

The pedestrian who was hit by Valerie Plame-outing conservative columnist Robert Novak this morning in an apparent attempted hit-and-run (Novak claimed not to see the 66-year-old man, but the bicyclist who stopped him said the victim was “splayed across the windshield” of Novak’s Corvette) is in worse condition than previously thought.

The victim, a 66-year-old man, appeared somewhat incoherent, said the source who had seen the victim. The man appeared to have casts on his neck and back. The victim was X-rayed and a surgical team plans to evaluate him, the source said. […]

Novak said he didn’t know anything was wrong until a bicyclist rode ahead of him and blocked traffic. The bicyclist, attorney David Bono, informed Novak he had hit a pedestrian.

“I see something of an older gentleman in the crosswalk get hit. The black Corvette convertible take a right turn onto the K Street service road; the pedestrian rolls off to the left and the car speeds away,” he said.

Bono dismissed Novak’s assertion that he never say the struck pedestrian.

“There was a pedestrian splayed on his windshield — I don’t think there is anyway you can miss that,” Bono said.

Bono also said that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk and had the right of way.

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Given that Novak was never prosecuted for outing Plame (which to my knowledge, is a treasonable offense since she was a classified agent or some-such), what are the odds that something like this will come back to haunt him?

Posted by Etherite | July 23, 2008 5:21 PM

Justice, like water, eventually finds its level.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 23, 2008 5:24 PM

It's too bad the cyclist didn't have a shotgun to gun down Traitor Novak as he fled the scene.

Mind you, he might have missed and hit a pitbull ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2008 5:26 PM

Novak was drinking. You know he was drinking.

Posted by Bub | July 23, 2008 5:35 PM

Does Novak mean *don't walk* in old church slavonic?

Posted by kinaidos | July 23, 2008 5:47 PM

Hit and run driving was probably the least offensive thing Novack did today.

Posted by ratcityreprobate | July 23, 2008 6:07 PM

Novak better hurry if he wants to get on Bush's pardon list. He's even behind Marion Jones at this point.

Posted by Fnarf | July 23, 2008 6:08 PM

@ 5,

Oddly enough, I actually know this one, It means 'Smith'. Otherwise his name would be Mr. Nem séta.

Posted by yucca flower | July 23, 2008 6:40 PM

Correction: Richard Armitage outed the so-called 'covert' Ms. Plame to Novak and other reports. Please make a note of it.

Posted by raindrop | July 23, 2008 8:09 PM

Send the fucking bastard to jail!

Posted by monkey | July 23, 2008 8:17 PM

OMG it's so cool someone has heard of Old Church Slavonic and made a joke with it. :-)

Posted by Simac | July 23, 2008 8:24 PM






Posted by Andy Niable | July 23, 2008 9:16 PM

ECB proves it: here at Slog it is fun to roll around in people's misery. It's fun to revel in car accidents by famous people whom you hate. It's fun to celebrate higher tax prices, higher food costs, and increased taxation. It's fun to celebrate the increased division between the haves and the have nots. It's fun to be hypocritical and complain about how this nation's traveling ways are ruining the environment while celebrating the increased gas price and plane fares stating that maybe people won't go anywhere for vacation...then go gallivanting to Michigan, and Providencetown or wherever the fuck Savage is now.

Gee, I wonder what it would be like to write for The Stranger. Is that internship still open?

Posted by TheMisanthrope | July 23, 2008 10:17 PM

he really is the biggest douche that ever lived

Posted by mary | July 23, 2008 10:30 PM

Bush will pardon him.

Posted by yuiop | July 23, 2008 11:13 PM

Bush will parron him? Does Novak have oil?

Novak is on his own. He has been charged, breaking news, and the person he hit is not doing well.

Novak claims to not remember the body across the front of his Corvette prior to it dropping into the sreet as he tried to get away.

Cruel fate could not happen to a better target.

Sorry for the harm to the victim.

Novak is the bucket bottom dark slimy stinking scum that generates more scum, Father of ALL Scum who mates with Mother of ALL War.

Posted by Pierre Le Pardon | July 24, 2008 6:28 AM

Did anyone watch TV last night? Was Novak's sitch reported on? I was busy. I assume it was ignored....

Posted by Non | July 24, 2008 9:18 AM

Best part: it happened near K Street.

Posted by Greg | July 24, 2008 10:15 AM

@13... it sounds like you're well-seasoned in rolling around in hate-filled fun. Don't think you need that internship.

Novak drives a corvette. Man, that guy is gross. Sounds like he is only being sited for failure to yield to pedestrian despite this evidence of hit and run from the lawyer, Bono, who chased and detained him.

"Bono said that throughout, Novak "keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.”

Finally, Bono said, 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 quoted Novak as responding: “I didn’t see him there.”

How'd he know the pedestrian was a "him"?

@9... no correction needed. Armitage, and Rove via a confirmation of the info., outed Plame to Novak, but Novak outed Plame to the public.

Posted by robo | July 24, 2008 10:27 AM
Novak drives a corvette. Man, that guy is gross.

No kidding. Does he think the corvette makes him look sexy? The mind reels.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 24, 2008 11:25 AM

An ant & elephant were walking thru the jungle talking when the elephant falls in a trappers hole. He yells to the ant to help him get out of the hole. The ant runs to the nearest village & gets a Corvette and drives it back to the hole. He ties a rope around the elephants trunk & the other end of the rope to the vette & jumps in & floors the vette & pulls the elephant out of the hole. The next day the ant & elephant are again walking thru the jungle & this time the ant falls in a hole & can't get out. He hollers to the elephant for help who walks over to the hole, and drops his dick into the hole. The ant climbs up the elephants wang & gets out of the hole. The moral of the story........ When you got a big dick, you don't need a Corvette !!!

Posted by seattle mike | July 24, 2008 12:21 PM

Hey, is Tom Wolfe going to write a novel about this and tell us what brand of shoes eveybody was wearing?

Posted by CP | July 24, 2008 6:09 PM

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