Monday, August 4, 2008

Robert Novak Retires

Following up on this post, from the Chicago Sun-Times:

Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a prognosis the Sun-Times’ political columnist describes as “dire.”

“The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy,” Novak said.

I rarely agreed with him on anything and I used to scare Sam by shouting at the TV when he was on CNN’s Crossfire and Capital Gang, but I had a grudging respect for his reporting and his dogged — if not maddening — tenacity. I know that he’s saying he doesn’t have a long time to live. I wish him a peaceful and painless journey, and I will hold him and his family in the Light.