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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:22 PM
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Novak issued citation after hitting pedestrian
WASHINGTON - Syndicated columnist Robert Novak said he has been issued a $50 citation after hitting a pedestrian while driving in downtown Washington.

Witnesses said the collision occurred about 10 a.m. Wednesday as the 77-year-old Novak was traveling near K Street in his black Chevrolet Corvette.

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Novak told WJLA-TV he was cited for failing to yield the right of way. He said he didn't realize what happened and continued driving until a bicyclist stopped him.

David Bono, the bicyclist who witnessed the incident, told The Associated Press that the pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk and was splayed across Novak's windshield.

link:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25819579>1=43001
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:23 PM
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1. $50????? WTF!??!?!
:banghead:
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:24 PM
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2. What a total sociopath
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:25 PM
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3. That's it??? Here's the thing, I've owned two Corvettes
and you feel every single thing. I hit a small piece of road debris in Clearwater that took a bit of paint off, and it felt like I had hit a cinder block. It wasn't splayed across my windshield either, it was in the lower driver door.

Insane.
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Fud Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:03 AM
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19. Thats exactly right
if you run over a squirrel you would feel a thump or something. But this asshole had a guy stuck to his windshield and and didn't notice? Cmon how many times are we going to give this geezer a break.

This story is so absurd it's not even funny. 50 bucks for hitting someone, hmmm and we get in trouble for a parking ticket and not running anyone over. But it's ok for that miserable old fuckin prick?

Gimme a break with this shit letting these people off all the time.

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:25 PM
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4. I hope the civil suit awards $50 million to the victim. Thanks dems_rightnow !!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:31 PM by jody
ON EDIT ADD: correction thanks to dems_rightnow :hi:
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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:28 PM
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6. For having witnessed an accident?
I think you have your cast mixed up.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:28 PM
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5. he would have been arrested in any of the 50 states for hit and run, leaving the scene
You don't hit a pedestrian, leave, and not get arrested for it in any of the 50 states. He's lucky the biking lawyer stopped him in the same block. If the lawyer on the bike had simply gotten the tags and reported them, Novak would likely have been arrested for leaving the scene. By chasing him down and making him stay, the lawyer actually saved Novak for a worse charge being filed.

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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:30 PM
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7. the bicyclist was lucky
he coulda been the twofer.

Novak should have already been in jail for exposing V. Plame.
dp
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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:33 PM
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8. I haven't heard a single mention of it this afternoon or tonight on CNN or MSNBC.
Surely it is newsworthy enough to merit a brief mention, even if only as part of Keith's Worst Persons in the World.

I wasn't watching either station continuously, but I did watch the entire Countdown.

Anybody else hear it mentioned in the corporate media?
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:34 PM
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12. Worst Person
I'd have thought that it would have rated a mention in "Worst Person in the World" tonight. Maybe KO is getting backed up with them. They really only have three slots per day.
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not fooled Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:33 PM
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9. Age appropriate vehicle?
A 77-year old driving a black corvette?? Something creepy about Novakula in a black sports car.
:rofl: :puke: :silly:
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:33 PM
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11. It's his TIE Fighter
Must've left the Death Star at home today.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 PM
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10. Nofacts Makes a Quick Phone Call to Rove
"You fix this for me, you understand? Because if I lose my job and go to jail, I'll have nothing to do in there but write my memoirs, if you know what I mean."

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 PM
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13. Why is this known drunk still allowed to drive at his age?
Why were the cops involved afraid to arrest him for a hit and run? A citation isn't it.

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:42 PM
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14. Anyone else would have been locked up for a hit & run involving serious injury.




Novak probably made a few phone calls and got some
influential wheels turning to save his wretched ass.




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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:38 AM
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15. The pedestrian's hurt more than they said early on
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:22 AM
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17. This reminds me of when Bush hit the Scottish policeman at Glen Eagles G-8
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 04:23 AM by lebkuchen
Summit while riding his bicycle. Reports were that the policeman was fine, just some scrapes and scratches. In fact, Bush broke the policeman's leg, and he was out of work for over three months.

http://news.scotsman.com/theg8/Officer-in-Bush-bike-cra...

Bush wasn't riding at "a pretty good speed" riding "hard on a mountain bike" because he wasn't allowed off the hotel grounds due to protesters. In fact, he was riding in a circle on the grounds around the hotel and golf course. As he went through a gate toward security, he waved his hand to say what a great country Scotland was, hit a dip, and lost control into the policeman, breaking his leg. I know Bush broke his leg because my Scottish friend's cousin was right there at the scene, working security.

Bottomline: RW rich folks like Bush and Novak have nothing but disdain for the common man and the rule of law.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:02 AM
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16. Did I read that right? Novak didn't notice the man splayed across his windshield?
And they bought that?
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:25 AM
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18. It's actually worse than MSNBC is reporting:
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