Joe and Valerie Wilson: Take Away the Keys to Novak’s Corvette

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I’m not really sure why Joe and Valerie Wilson saw the need to chime in on this, but the couple have issued a statement to Think Progress commenting on Robert Novak’s hit-and-run accident in Washington yesterday. (Novak says he was unaware that he hit someone. An eyewitness, who pursued the columnist on bicycle for a half-block before blocking his car and calling 911, says the victim was “splayed onto the windshield” before rolling off. If so, that would be kinda hard to miss.)

Say the Wilson’s, whose lives were upended when Novak blew Valerie’s covert CIA cover in a 2003 column:

Our sympathies go out to the victim of Novak’s action. Once again Novak has demonstrated his callous disregard for the rights of others, as well as his chronic inability to accept responsibility for his actions.

We have long argued that responsible adults should take Novak’s typewriter away. The time has arrived for them to also take away the keys to his Corvette.

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