Apparently, your favorite political columnist and mine mowed down a pedestrian this morning.  This only burnishes his image as the consummate DC insider:  heartless, inattentive, and unfamiliar with the basics of operating an automobile:

A Politico reporter saw Novak in the front of a police car with a citation in his hand; a WJLA-TV crew and reporter saw Novak as well. The pedestrian was hospitalized but there were no details about the person's condition. Novak was later released and left the scene.

"I didn't know I hit him," Novak told Politico. Novak said he was a block away when a bicyclist stopped him and said, 'You hit someone.' He was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

The best part is that commenters are coming into the DCist thread and saying that they, too, have been hit by the Novakmobile.


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