A look inside the black heart

This story is a couple days old, but it's still worth getting into. Resident evil columnist Bob Novak was a guest on Diane Rehm's radio show on NPR Monday, and was all hot and bothered about the administration, specifically being left out of the president's fireside chats with right-wing commentators. But imbedded in there was this little gem:

...[E]very administration has considered me a lot of trouble. We start good — and particularly with Republican administrations. But it’s like a bad marriage — it starts nice after the honeymoon and it just gets worse...

Keith Olbermann's take on this was along the lines of "this should teach Novak that this administration will throw even their most loyal water carriers over the ledge once they're finished with them".

I look at it in a different way. Novak needs to go back and read this passage and use it as an opportunity for introspection. People don't use phrases like 'black-hearted' as a term of endearment. When everyone, ally and foe, treats him worse the longer they know him , maybe it's time he looked at himself and ask, "hey, why does everyone think I'm an asshole?" Perhaps, he'll come to the conclusion, "hey, maybe I am an asshole!"

By the way, here's the rest of his rant:

And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...

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