15 December 2005

Make Friends - The Bob Novak Way

Bob Novak still won’t say who told him about Valerie Plame.
Gotta protect those confidential sources, you see. But that
doesn’t mean he won’t offer a hint every now and then.

The next presidential press conference should be fun...

Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak, who
has repeatedly declined to discuss his role in
disclosing the identity of CIA operative Valerie
Plame, said in a speech this week that he is
certain President Bush knows who his mystery
administration source is.

Novak said Tuesday that the public and press
should be asking the president about the official
rather than pressing journalists who received the

Novak also suggested that the administration
official who gave him the information is the
same person who mentioned Plame and her
CIA role to Washington Post Assistant Managing
Editor Bob Woodward in the summer of 2003.

"I'm confident the president knows who the
source is," Novak told a luncheon audience at
the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, N.C., on
Tuesday, according to an account published
yesterday in the Raleigh News & Observer.
"I'd be amazed if he doesn't."

"So I say, don't bug me. Don't bug Bob
Woodward. Bug the president as to whether he
should reveal who the source is," Novak said.

And then he yelled “Bah Humbug!” and went back to stealing
all the Christmas presents in Whoville.