News came out this afternoon that longtime Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Novak has been on the beat in Washington for half a century now and has seen it all. He and his long-time writing partner Rowland Evans were two of the best reporters in Washington and broke countless stories. He’s best known these days for his role in the Valerie Plame kerfuffle and recently got himself into trouble for a traffic accident where he hit and injured someone. Novak said he didn’t see the guy he hit. If he has a tumor, that’s quite possible. When I had my pituitary tumor diagnosed last year, one of the first things that doctor did was take away my car keys.
At this point we don’t know much about Mr. Novak’s prognosis; we’ll revisit the matter later today once we know more. Meanwhile, say a prayer.