I’d go full speed ahead because of the hateful and beastly way in which my left-wing critics in the press and Congress tried to make a political affair out of it and tried to ruin me. My response now is this: The hell with you. They didn’t ruin me. I have my faith, my family, and a good life. A lot of people love me — or like me. So they failed. I would do the same thing over again because I don’t think I hurt Valerie Plame whatsoever. – Robert Novak reflecting on his role in outing CIA operative Valerie Plame as part of the Bush administration’s effort to destroy their political enemies.
For someone who describes himself as The Prince of Darkness, he certainly is thin-skinned.