OMG! Novak Loses His Shit!

While discussing (coincidentally) Katherine Harris’ make-up woes and her Senate run, Robert Novak got into a bit of a verbal spar with James Carville on CNN and, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, declared it was “bullshit” and walked off the set, ripping off his microphone. All on live TV.

Crooks and Liars (bless them) has the video.

(Hat tip BradBlog.)

UPDATE: Think Progress reports the post script from the host:
Thanks, James Carville. And I’m sorry as well that Bob Novak left the set a little early. I had told him in advance that we were going to ask about the CIA leak case, he was not here for me to be able to ask him about that. Hopefully, we’ll be able to ask him about that in the future.
Also, via Atrios, MediaBistro says:
"Bob Novak's behavior on CNN today was inexcusable and unacceptable. Mr. Novak has apologized to CNN, and CNN apologizes to its viewers for his language and actions. We've asked Mr. Novak to take some time off," a CNN spokeswoman told us.
It's kinda cool how outing a CIA operative in a column doesn't lose him his job, but saying "bullshit" on the air gets him a nice vacation. Maybe he can go help the pres clear some brush for a few weeks.

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