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Guess who’s a Ron Paul fan

It’s Wednesday and I’m posting, so those are two big fat hints right there. Of course: it’s the Prince of Darkness himself, Bob Novak. How could that be, when Novak has been pimping Fred Thompson for weeks? Well, acquaint yourself with Novak’s weird sense of humor. Loathe as I am to link to the Washington Times, it’s in their “Fishwrap” (snicker) blog that he is quoted as follows:

When asked to rate the current field of Republican presidential candidates, Novak didn’t have any kind words for the current top-tier field of Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and John McCain. But when pressed as to who he thinks will be the eventual nominee, Novak said he expects Thompson to get the nod. However, Novak offered his own personal endorsement of Texas congressman Ron Paul. “He’s a very engaging person… I’d like to see him as president,” Novak said. “Can you imagine him at the United Nations?”

He is also quoted as saying of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), “I think he’s the worst leader of the Senate since Bill Frist.” Hard to disagree with him there, but since Reid has been the only leader of the Senate since Bill Frist, I guess that also makes him the best too. Funny guy, that Novak.

Elsewhere, in this week’s exclusive Novak newsletter, he is uncharacteristically harsh on the GOP in re: to his ongoing attack on Congressional earmarks:

The question for Republicans is simple: how many more of their members have to go to jail before their leaders embrace the concept of reform? The motivation need not even be so negative: The conservative ideological position of limited government gives the GOP an opportunity to exploit a great political issue by embracing reform. Yet neither the prospect of several Republicans’ going to prison nor the disastrous loss of the 2006 election has weakened the party’s embrace of the earmark model they ran from while holding the majority…

With 32,000 earmark requests floating through Congress, Republicans may want to heed Novak’s words, even if he is a weirdo.

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  4. Wow, the Republicans have become even too stained and polluted for Novak. Guess he’ll have to forfet his Prince of Darkness title.

    By the mere act of his election, Ron Paul becomes a purifying agent wiping clean the slate.

    I agree he’s a good man. But like all libertarians, he has a blind side toward the underserved and, unless they can summon up the wherewithal to improve their lots, would like to see them kept that way.

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    Sorry, I couldn’t resist. And, it’s all true.

  7. Richard Perle is the Prince of Darkness…not Bob Novak

    if youre gonna write a story, get your facts straight

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    RP is the only Republican that can whip ANY dumbocrat

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