More on the Novak meltdown
August 04, 2005
At first glance, it looks like Bob threw a hissy fit because of this exchange with James Carville during a discussion about Katherine Harris' prospects in the Senate race [video here]:
Novak: Just let me finish what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to say James, please I know you hate to hear me Ã¢â‚¬â€
Carville: HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got to show these right-wingers that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a back bone, ya know? Wall Street Journal editorial page is watching. You show Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re tough.
Novak: You know I think thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bullshit. And I hate that. Just let it go.At this point Novak takes off his mike and leaves the set. Hurt feelings? Not quite. The real reason for Novak's departure isn't made clear until the Inside Politics host wraps up the segment with the following statement:
Thanks, James Carville. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry as well that Bob Novak left the set a little early. I had told him in advance that we were going to ask about the CIA leak case, he was not here for me to be able to ask him about that. Hopefully, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be able to ask him about that in the future.Too bad there isn't a cave somewhere for Mr. Douchebag to hide in. [Transcript courtesy Think Progress]