17 Total Quotes

Robert Novak Quotes

The problem was that it was very difficult to deal with the special prosecutor's investigation of the CIA leak. While it was going on we decided not to put me on the air. After the Libby indictment they extended the prosecutor's term, so I never went back on the air.
Robert Novak
#CIA

As majority and minority leader of the Senate, Trent Lott improved education for the American people; he led the way in securing tax relief; he strengthened our national security; and he stood for a bold and effective foreign policy. Trent is a valued friend and a man I respect.
Robert Novak
#Education

Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic? Does it make sense politically to tell Americans that more than 1,800 troops have died to make life worse for half of Iraq's population?
Robert Novak
#Facts

Yeah, yeah, yeah -- we know about the FBI but we want to see if the president was just not on the ball and he didn't do the wonderful job that Bill Clinton did.
Robert Novak
#FBI

If Communism goes, I've still got the U.S. House of Representatives.
Robert Novak
#American Journalist #Communism

That bloodless dismissal made the human tragedy and physical mayhem on the Gulf Coast seem like a bureaucratic mistake, ... It was similar to saying the Pearl Harbor attack should not have been investigated and nobody disciplined for failures until World War II was won.
Robert Novak
#Tragedy

Let me just finish, James, please, ... I know you hate to hear me, but you have to.
Robert Novak
#Hate

Well, I think that's bull---- and I hate that, ... Just let it go.
Robert Novak
#Hate

I apologize for my conduct and I'm sorry I did it, I'll follow their guidance.
Robert Novak
#Guidance

Tell me why the mayor is worried about fat people when he could be worried about this broken city. He could be putting lights on the streets instead of this.
Robert Novak
#People

so patently incorrect and so abuses my integrity as a journalist.
Robert Novak
#Integrity

I probably do because it's caused me so much trouble.
Robert Novak
#Trouble

A reform of a system that has grown ever more rotten must have two salient characteristics, in McCain's view. It must be bipartisan, and it must eviscerate, if not eliminate, earmarks.
Robert Novak
#Reform

I'm 72-years-old. There's not a hell of a lot they can do to me. I will continue to report what I see and what I feel to be true.
Robert Novak
#American Journalist

It is up to the government to keep the government's secrets.
Robert Novak
#American Journalist

The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.
Robert Novak
#American Journalist