America has lost a great titan of journalism with the death of columnist Robert Novak today at the age of 78.
Mr. Novak was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor one year ago.
What sets Mr. Novak apart from today's pundit class is not his politics. But his ability to actually be a "shoe leather" reporter. One who worked at a story. Mr. Novak did not let a lead go unturned.
Mr. Novak wrote his infamous column with the late Rowland Evans for over 30 years.
Robert Novak will be missed.
Some more thoughts can be found at these links:
The Other McCain
National Review's The Corner
More updates later.