Saturday, August 06, 2005

Garlic, Holy Water, &
Wooden Stake v Novakula

Okay, I'm the last person you'd call a fan of Arlen Specter; however, I'm glad he's all for stem cell research now (too bad his support is based on his own bout with cancer and not an inherent generosity of spirit toward the betterment of mankind).

That being said, Arlen Specter just may be the stake in Novakula's heart.

Scroll down this page for the examples of garlic and holy water (truly despicable behaviors) that should have been used against pseudo-journalist Robert Novak by his peers, his employers (CNN & The Chicago Sun Times), and prosecutors... But weren't.

Thursday's blog swarm concerning Novakula's "Bullshit" comment and subsequent storming off the set of CNN's "Inside Politics." Many speculated that Novak's hissy fit preempted host Ed Henry's upcoming Plame questions. For example, some noted that the presence of the book, "Who's Who In America," (in plain sight on the desk that day) indicated that one of Novak's claims about how he learned the covert CIA agent's maiden name, was about to be blasted to kingdom come.

Now we learn that Arlen Specter might have prompted Novakula's cowardly retreat.

Specter wrote a letter to The New Hampshire Union Leader, in which he accuses Robert Novak of libeling a career staffer.

Sen. Arlen Specter:
Novak column was a malicious attack on "revered" staffer
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THE ROBERT NOVAK syndicated column dated July 21 libeled Ms. Bettilou Taylor, who is one of the most respected, really revered, staffers after serving 16 years in the United States Senate. During that time, she has been my top aide on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, which I chair. --snip--

The Novak column falsely and maliciously accuses her of conflict of interest by orchestrating a hearing to grill Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) while her husband consulted for the Association of Public Television Stations.

The hearing was my idea.
Are you sure it was your idea, Arlen?

Bob Novak claims you were "unprepared."


From Novak's column...

Sen. Arlen Specter, a busy man with multiple duties, was understandably unprepared July 11 as he chaired a rare Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing about public television.

The hearing's purpose was to grill Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Corporation for Public Broadcasting board chairman, about hiring two consultants in his campaign against liberal bias on the airwaves. Not only Specter's questions but the hearing itself was orchestrated by subcommittee staff director Bettilou Taylor, whose husband, Domenic Ruscio, is a longtime consultant hired by the Association of Public Television Stations.

Arlen Specter knows when to use the term 'libel.' He used to be the District Attorney Of Philadelphia, and he currently chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Arlen Specter could turn out to be the stake through Novakula's heart.

I hope so.

The man Jon Stewart calls "The Douchebag Of Liberty" has sucked the lifeblood out of way too many victims for way too long.

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