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Posted on 08/21/2009 9:15:59 PM PDT by Steelfish
Family, Journalists Pay Tribute To Columnist Novak
By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON Political columnist Robert Novak was remembered Friday as a man committed to faith, family and craft. Friends, family, fellow journalists and political strategists squeezed into
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington to pay tribute to the proud owner of the "Prince of Darkness" moniker. Attendees at his funeral Mass included Karl Rove, a top strategist for former President George W. Bush and a key figure in the 2003 Valerie Plame-CIA leak case that became part of Novak's legacy.
Monsignor Salvatore Criscuolo told Novak's wife, children and grandchildren that he was more than just the dark nickname he had embraced. "You knew the other Robert Novak, the real Robert Novak," Criscuolo said.
St. Patrick’s is the oldest Catholic church in Washington. I think it is just a block north of Ford’s Theater.
Condolences to Bob Novak’s family and friends.
Sympathy and condolences to Mr. Novak’s family. And tribute to one of the last real “shoe leather” reporters in America. You did the hard unglamorous digging, Mr. Novak, and you will be missed. You didn’t succumb to isolation from reality in the Washington D.C. “bubble.”
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