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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:23 PM
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Robert Novak Hits Pedestrian And Leaves Scene (Raw Video)
 
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Stepping out of a Police car, Bob Novak talks about hitting a pedestrian in Washington DC who is now in the hospital.

Novak left the scene saying he didn't know he hit anyone.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:31 PM
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1. That was too funny...the lying SOB....he is like the Larry guy..I DID NOT KNOW I HIT ANYONE....yeah
right.....

Finally Justice comes to the Fore...

This Lying sack of shit.....i hope he burns
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:31 PM
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2. If ever a man looked like a liar, it's Novak on this vid.
Disturbing.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:49 AM
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26. You are spot on
Once again, the most beautiful and intelligent Crim son...
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:05 PM
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28. I don't know what I'd do without you, jasonc.
You always make my day. :hug:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:08 PM
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29. Thats nice of you to say
thank you. :hug:
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:34 PM
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3. I once hit a skunk and I felt it. ..n/t
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:39 AM
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18. I hit a opossum once and I felt it too.
I was driving home late one night with a friend. We were driving down a dirt road and chatting away. Because we were going down a back road, late at night, I wasn't going more than 25 - 30 mph. I was watching out for wildlife but I was on alert more for deer than for smaller critters. All of a sudden the car jerked/buckled and there was a thump. I knew something wasn't right and I stopped the car as soon as I could to find out what was wrong. For all I knew I had hit a high spot in the road and screwed up my oil pan.`Instead we found a opossum lying in the road. After the initial shock, we moved toward it to move it. That's when it got up and ran away.

The thing is, I was driving down a bumpy, county road and I knew I ran over something. How can Novak be driving down a paved DC street and not know he hit someone? Was Novak asleep? Was he on drugs? Was he drunk? Or is he just so out of his mind that he's not aware of his surroundings any more?
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 PM
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4. THIS is the perfect running mate for Sen. McCain!
with both their memories together they might be able to remember something!?!?!?
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 PM
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5. He does look
pretty shaken up. Almost confused.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:25 PM
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6. He's lying, based on the bike riders's account.
Bike rider says he saw the pedestrian splayed over Novak's windshield. I smell a huge lawsuit or payoff to the pedestrian. But how will Novak keep the witness quiet? Maybe two payoffs?

I just hope this somehow ends this schmuck's career.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:34 PM
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8. Sadly, nothing ever ends these Nixonian dark princes' careers. They remain the political Undead
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:35 PM by chill_wind
eternally. Like Cheney. Who shot a guy in the face...

K & R
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:55 PM
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9. True, but in this case, it might be provable that he lied to a policeman.
If both the pedestrian he hit and the bike rider testify that Novak had to see that he hit the pedestrain (plus maybe other eyewitnesses), then you have multimple violations. Lying (obstructing justice, perhaps) and leaving the scene.

Novak might actually be screwn!!
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:12 AM
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11. The Daily Show had a clip of a reporter who spoke to a witness...
...the person Novak didn't realized he struck, was sprawled out across his hood.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:14 AM
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17. I wish the cameras had taken a photo of the front of
Novak's car--wouldn't there likely be evidence that he hit someone?
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:33 AM
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20. And at 7 a.m., in that neighborhood, there's very little traffic
After watching the video I can tell you that Novak's car was parked in the 1700 block of K Street. The police car he was sitting in at the beginning of the video was parked at Connecticut Ave NW and K Street (near the Farragut North Metro station and across the street from Farragut Square). I recognize the area because my husband works a block away, near the corner of 18th St. NW and K Streets. Whenever hubby gets to work before 8 a.m., he says the area is like a ghost town. Most people around there don't get to work before 9. There are few people out walking and there are few cars on the streets. I can't imagine that it is more populated earlier in the morning when Novak was stopped by the bicyclist.

Additionally, Novak also appears to have been in the "frontage lane" along K Street. Along this stretch of K Street there is K Street "proper" and two frontage lanes. The two frontage lanes are two lanes wide and are separated from K Street proper by a 3 to 4 foot wide cement sidewalk. This set-up allows people to use a safe lane on either side of the street to find a street side parking place or pick-up/drop-off people without slowing down traffic. How do we know that Novak was in this lane? Because he pointed to where the biker blocked him and basically said that's why his car was parked where it was. The reason I mention this is because, it is common practice (and common sense), to go slower in this lane because there is a higher chance that someone may step out into traffic while getting out of their car and/or because they just got dropped off by another car of a bus.

Finally, fwiw, around here, the sun comes up early. I'm a few miles north of DC and it is already light by 6 a.m. I have a terrible habit of waking up when it starts getting light outside. By 7 a.m. yesterday, it was light outside and I'd already had my second cup of coffee.

So, Novak was driving in a lane that every one knows to go slower and more cautious in, there were few people and traffic is light at that time (relative to what that area is like during the 9 - 5 period) and daylight was not a factor.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:29 AM
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21. Oh, he said "10", not 7
I misheard him. :blush:
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 PM
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7. When asked if male or female...??? Novak says he doesn't know
then when later asked of the condition of the person Novak says that he is glad HE is not dead and He is in the hospital.

Now Novak knows??

Should he have driven again when he was so visibly shaken?

Bad situation for everyone involved.How do you not know if you hit someone?

Odd that he spoke up against the fake leak being a dirty trick then gets wrapped up in a hit and run.
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:21 AM
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10. He's Innocent until proven guilty, none-the-less. It works both ways.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:56 AM
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13. Thanks for the public service announcement.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:23 AM
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12. IMHO, he seems not completely sober.
Slurred speech, sloppy gait. But we wouldn't know for sure, unless a blood test were to be taken right then. We would need to see a test that covered pharmaceuticals, opiates and barbiturates, as well as alcohol.
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rontun Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:40 AM
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14. The Prince of Darkness Strikes Again
Novak is such an evil S.O.B.! He should be charged with hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, assault - a whole slew of crimes.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:28 AM
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15. That was worth watching just to see Novak getting into his vette.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:13 AM
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16. From his actions,
I'd say that he was at the very least preoccupied and probably under the influence of medication or something. He was obviously very uncomfortable with the questions and appeared to be tired and also a bit scared as to what the consequences would be. It will be interesting to see what happens next--does he offer to pay the guy's hospital bills, or does he wait for a lawsuit?
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:24 AM
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19. Old people driving!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:31 AM
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22. Well at least he looks good behind the wheel of a Corvette!!
:eyes: Oy.
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Umbram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:08 AM
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23. Reporters can be so annoying.
Do they assume if they keep asking the same question over and over the answer will change and they'll catch someone slipping up?



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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:55 AM
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27. Yes
and I am going to watch it again more carefully, but I think he did.
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Minnesota Raindog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:47 PM
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32. Hit & run drivers can be even more annoying
Especially if you're the pedestrian. And the driver is a right-wing arrogant lying prick.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:44 AM
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24. Mathews discussed this last night
and made is sound like its all just part of Mr Novak's "dark" persona
that we all love. What a hard bitten, tough skinned reporter!
Doesnt even care if he runs people down!

This is the act of a coward - it is mute evidence of how the
culture of Washington works that he will still be showing up
on all the usual venues - probably even more admired now
by Republicans. Like a gang member, who's proven he's a killer.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:15 AM
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25. Three cheers for the bicycle driver. What a good citizen!!!!!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:49 PM
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30. Everybody needs to see this! K&R.
I saw the on-scene reporter's account, which said that the victim was "splayed across the windshield of his car," and he didn't notice?! Give me a break... x(
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:43 PM
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31. How does someone get behind the wheel of a car after hitting someone?
Even if you didn't know you hit them..which is impossible in my mind.
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