Robert Novak Quotes (35 Quotes)

    I thought I had a chance to win the douche bag of the year award 3 years running. It was just Tucker Carlson and I until this whole filibustering judges and douche bag sponsorship issue came up.

    I am willing to accept thoughts I read when I have had similar ones myself. I am more willing to accept my own thoughts than those I read. Yet, having a new thought is not an action intended in advance we don't set ourselves to have that specific new thought. If our own thoughts just 'come to us' unbidden, why should we be less receptive to ones that come through reading Perhaps because we spontaneously have only those thoughts to which we are already receptive. This may lead me to miss out on learning from those who can teach me most, those who think in a way completely different from mine. Unfortunately however, my trust in them cannot grow in the way described, so I continue to read them from an adversary stance.

    an agency operative on weapons of mass destruction.

    I'm personally outraged that we would decapitate the commander in chief at a time when we are at war abroad. Republicans sacrificed the national security by doing so. To be spending time of this House to smear our commander in chief when brave men and women are risking their lives for their country shocks the conscience.

    Two senior administration officials told me his wife suggested sending Wilson to Niger to investigate the Italian report. The CIA says its counter-proliferation officials selected Wilson and asked his wife to contact him.

    It is hard to write about politicians, see them at such close range, and still think of any of them as heroes.

    I probably do because it's caused me so much trouble.

    The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.

    He was my favorite senator... I love him. He made the liberals squeal.

    Chuck Grassley is a stubborn Iowa farmer who often drives the White House and Republican leaders to distraction. He has said that if the Barrett report finally emerges as a mutilated remnant in order to protect the IRS, he will press for legislation to ch

    As majority and minority leader of the Senate, Trent Lott improved education for the American people he led the way in securing tax relief he strengthened our national security and he stood for a bold and effective foreign policy. Trent is a valued friend and a man I respect.

    I'm going to be 75 years old in February, and I was working too damn hard. I'm ready for a softer schedule. It won't be anything like what I was doing at CNN.

    And I pointed out, we were good friends, we socialized with them, and we just had no idea ... To that moment, we had no idea whatsoever that Valerie did anything for the government.

    It's senseless terror. It doesn't intimidate anybody. It doesn't relax anybody's resolve. It's just a personal tragedy.

    Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?

    Fear of a peace deal at the Bush White House had less to do with oil, Israel or Iraqi expansionism than with the bitter legacy of a lost war. 'This is the chance to get rid of the Vietnam Syndrome,' one senior aide told us.

    It's news, and it reflects an attitude in this White House of holding back information, of being too clever by half and being secretive.

    That's what I think. That's why I brought it in here. I didn't want to make a mess in my office.

    CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They're going in a different direction, but that's their privilege. They own the business.

    If Communism goes, I've still got the U.S. House of Representatives.

    so patently incorrect and so abuses my integrity as a journalist.

    It is up to the government to keep the government's secrets.

    The question is, does special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald know who the source was Of course. He's known for years who the first source is. If he knows the source, why didn't he indict him Because no crime was committed.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah -- we know about the FBI but we want to see if the president was just not on the ball and he didn't do the wonderful job that Bill Clinton did.

    That bloodless dismissal made the human tragedy and physical mayhem on the Gulf Coast seem like a bureaucratic mistake, ... It was similar to saying the Pearl Harbor attack should not have been investigated and nobody disciplined for failures until World War II was won.

    Early that week, someone in the administration told syndicated newspaper columnist Robert Novak that Wilson's CIA operative wife had instigated his trip to Niger. I didn't dig it out it was given to me, ... They thought it was significant.

    Where once such devices were relegated to appropriate times, now they've become necessities. The other day I watched a kid come off the school bus listening to music on his headphones, oblivious to the traffic zooming past him. And I can't even begin to count the times I've thought pet owners were talking to their dogs while taking them for a walk when, in reality, they were blabbing on their cell phones. It's a different level of use than we've seen in the past, ... It's becoming more of a full-day listening experience as opposed to just when you're jogging.

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