Skip to comments.Eclectic knot of mourners recalls Novak
Posted on 08/22/2009 4:15:11 AM PDT by iowamark
Bipartisan send-off for insider columnist
It's a safe bet that Robert D. Novak would have loved the service for him on a steamy Friday morning at St. Patrick's Church in the heart of the city he loved.
...political consultant Jeff Bell - the late Mr. Novak's godfather and friend - and National Review Editor Kate O'Beirne delivered readings of the Mass...
After the Mass came the kind of spontaneous political gabfest that Mr. Novak also would have loved...
"Novak cost me an ambassadorship after Nixon had resigned and Ford took over," recalled Pat Buchanan, conservative political commentator and former top aide to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan...
Another Democrat and old Novak friend, New York lawyer Adam Walinsky, a former top aide and speechwriter for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was there, sharing recollections of old times with Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, who was in from Cape Cod, Mass., with his wife to attend the service...
Mr. Novak, the son of Jewish parents, converted to Catholicism a decade ago. Monsignor Peter J. Vaghi, a former pastor at St. Patrick's, offered a remembrance during the Mass, recalling the baptism of both Mr. Novak and his wife.
In his homily, Monsignor Salvatore A. Criscuolo recalled Mr. Novak's final days.
"Three-and-a-half weeks ago, I anointed Bob, and he was in a very bad way, not sure of his surroundings," he recalled. "Then a week later, when I stopped by to give him a blessing, he awoke and very painfully and deliberately made the sign of the cross.
"That was his strength, his faith."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I’m reading his book “Prince of Darkness.” Entertaining and interesting!
Best book ever on five decades of RINO’s sucking up and selling out conservatives.
I didn’t know he had Jewish parents.
The link in the post sent me to comments. So here is the article. Thanks good read.
Congratulations! Yours was the most stupid comment I have ever read on FR.
He was born Jewish and really disliked Israel. He was a real character
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