I have and will


I have and will continue to defend Bob Novak’s right to refuse to divulge the names of the sources who leaked to him the identity of Valerie Plame. But there’s no defending Novak against the charge of being a first class hack.

Today he’s got an interview with another Swift Boat fellow questioning the severity and nature of one of John Kerry’s war wounds.

And at the end of the piece he writes: “Schachte said he never has been contacted by or talked to anybody in the Bush-Cheney campaign or any Republican organization. He said he has been a political independent who votes for candidates of both parties.”

Apparently, he’s the kind of independent who gave George W. Bush a thousand bucks in 2000 and in 2004. He’s also the new law partner of one of the guys running the Republican National Convention.