Thursday, July 24, 2008

Right wing hack hit and run - caught by a bicyclist

Robert Novak, a cruel GOP hack, runs down a pedestrian and takes off.

That's fine of of course -- nobody should be walking. Problem is, he gets caught. Worse problem, the victim is a K street lawyer. Humiliation is, Novak's car is stopped by a bicyclist.

It's hard to imagine greater GOP humiliation than being caught in the course of crushing the weak by a bicyclist -- who's also an attorney. Emphases mine.
Novak cited after hitting pedestrian - Jonathan Martin and Chris Frates -

...The bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute to work at 1700 K St. N.W. when he witnessed the accident.
As he traveled east on K Street, crossing 18th, Bono said "a black Corvette convertible with top closed plows into the guy. The guy is sort of splayed into the windshield.”

Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a "Walk" signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “This car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.
He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blaring, until commuters behind Novak backed up so he could pull over.

Bono said that throughout, Novak "keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.” He said he vaguely recognized the longtime political reporter and columnist as a news personality but could not precisely place him.

Finally, Bono said, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can't hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He quoted Novak as responding: “I didn’t see him there.”...
Novak is wealthy, but it's bad luck to run over a lawyer on K street and be witnessed by another lawyer. His best defense will be to plead dementia. He's on record as hating pedestrians, I bet he's not to keen on bicyclists either.

Update: Novak has a brain tumor. Which may explain a lot about why he hit a pedestrian, and why he behaved irrationally afterwards.

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