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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:26 PM
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Robert Novak's Claim Not To Have Known He Hit Pedestrian Disputed
FOX News contributor Robert Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian early today. As Think Progress reported, Novak initially drove away from the scene. claiming he did not know he had hit someone, but turned back after a bicyclist stopped him and told him. The bicyclist disputed Novak's claim of ignorance and told a local ABC affiliate that the pedestrian had been splayed across Novak's windshield.
http://www.newshounds.us/2008/07/23/robert_novaks_claim...
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:29 PM
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1. Probably a good defense. The court will take judicial notice that his head is always up his ass.
Therefore, he couldn't see the pedestrian from his vantage point.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:42 PM
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5. His ass or Bush's ass?
I'm never sure with these hacks. :D
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:06 PM
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18. Don't they share the same asshole?
And isn't his name "Dick Cheney?"
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:21 PM
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25. LOL
:rofl:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:30 PM
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2. No arrest yet?
He must have been pissed re the McSame set up. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 PM
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3. Arrest? A Republican? For a trivial offense like hit-and-run or vehicular assault?
It's not like he gave away any national security secrets or jeopardized a CIA operation investigating Iran's nuclear program or anything, at least not this time.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:42 PM
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4. What will he have to do to be arrested?
Was he DUI?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:44 PM
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7. He was ticketed for "failure to yield." (Could it be more powder-puff?)
:puke:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:04 PM
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27. Whatever happened to hit-and-run, leaving the scene?
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:43 PM
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6. Was the person he hit OK?
Was the person he hit a republican?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:45 PM
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8. I'm betting the complexion of the pedestrian wasn't as 'light' as Novakula's.
:puke: (I hate thinking that way ... but I do, sadly.)
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:06 PM
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15. He was a white 60-year-old. Link to video is at Think Progress...
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:03 PM
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23. He's 77 and didn't know that he had hit someone...
Is anybody thinking the same thing I am?
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:03 PM
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26. My mother-in-law quit driving in her early 70's after she ignored a red light & caused an accident.
It wasn't long after it happened that she was diagnosed as having Alzheimer's.



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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:48 PM
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9. Footage from area security cams will show what a fuggen liar he is.



... something this luddite RWer didn't take in to account.




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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:51 PM
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10. His nose must have been so far up in the air, he didn't notice he hit someone.
Unbelievable. Thank God the pedestrian wasn't injured badly (at least I hope not).

Jon Stewart is goanna love this!
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:54 PM
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11. I'm still waiting on an alcohol involvement here...n/t
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:59 PM
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12. Don't wait, it's five o'clock somewhere
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:02 PM
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13. Hahaha, my dad used to say that all the time. "When the light is
is over the arbor" or something like that...
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:05 PM
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14. Video of the news report is at Think Progress link...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:06 PM by 8_year_nightmare
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/23/novak-hits-pedestri... /

He was cited by police under Homeland Security as "failure to yield"? Should have included "reckless driving" & "hit & run".
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:27 PM
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16. Not a good week for the Prince of Darkness
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:35 PM
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17. I also noticed in the video that Novak was in the front seat of the cop car.
Is it because he's old nad privileged?
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:07 PM
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19. I just heard a byte from witness Bono on ABC Radio News ...



Bono said he saw Novak make a right turn. At that point the victim rolled off the hood over the cars left fender. There's no fuggen way Novak could not have seen that if the victim was rolling off the car just one foot in front of his face.

Novak is in a world of shit. No doubt about it.

And I couldn't be any happier. :rofl:




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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:49 PM
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20. He was speeding away in hopes of hosing out the evidence in the grill.
He knew he hit that person.

novack = lying mother fucker.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:55 PM
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21. Was this in a busy intersection?
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 03:55 PM by Bornaginhooligan
One with, perhaps, video cameras?
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:57 PM
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22. splayed is an odd term to use...
had to look it up :)


adj.
Spread or turned out.
Clumsy or clumsily formed; awkward.

n. Architecture
An oblique angle or bevel given to the sides of an opening in a wall so that the opening is wider on one side of the wall than on the other.

v. splayed, splaying, splays

v. tr.

To spread (the limbs, for example) out or apart, especially clumsily.
To make slanting or sloping; bevel.
To dislocate (a bone). Used of an animal.

v. intr.

To be spread out or apart.
To slant or slope.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:12 PM
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24. He's Hit and Run before..
I caught the man he ASSAULTED outside a restaurant after a CROSSFIRE filming in New Hampshire, during the Primaries we were covering.. he ran into the CNN bus after attacking this guy, and later we filed charges with the New Hampshire Police..

Here's the story if anyone is interested:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:14 PM
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28. Nothing new on this??? He's going to get away????
But even if he does, the look on his face in the news reports it PRICELESS.

You can tell he is lying.

He has the look of a kid caught sniffing his mother's undies. (You can quote me on that.)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:18 PM
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29. see this article
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:25 PM
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30. It's been established to a 99.9 % certainty that Novak did a Hit and Run...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

His punishment: a $50 Failure to Yield the Right of Way ticket.

In an era where Rove et al thumb their noses at laws, this surprises us how?
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