via CNN' Inside Politics on 4/6 WOODRUFF (voice-over): It was one day some years ago that this man known to many as the prince of darkness walked i
April 10, 2005

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via CNN' Inside Politics on 4/6

WOODRUFF (voice-over): It was one day some years ago that this man known to many as the prince of darkness walked into one of the oldest churches in Washington and saw the light. Robert David Novak, veteran journalist, fiery conservative, born a Jew, converted Catholic. On many days, here's where you'll find him, in the pews of St. Patrick's Church. Today, reflecting on the pope.

The days he isn't lying about Howard Dean that is. This had me laughing.

NOVAK: I was kind of feeling a spiritual need all those years. We -- my wife Jody (ph) and I went to an Episcopalian church for awhile. Oh, it just seemed very political to me. The guy was a liberal and was talking about opposing the war and Vietnam, and I didn't want to hear that when I went to church. I wanted something spiritual.

The Pope was against the war so how different is he than the guy you heard? Bob, there's a part of spirituality that you seem to be missing: Honesty

NOVAK: The Democrats are entitled to be just as vile as they want.

Not much has changed Bob.

NOVAK: People laugh at that because they know some of my faults. But I don't think they realize how bad a person I was before I became a Christian and a Catholic.

I think we do know how bad a person you were and are Bob. Just ask Valerie Plame. By the way, just because you felt the need to publicize the fact that you went to Ash Wednesday (see photo) and them shamelessly interview your guests like that does not make you a good Catholic. In my mind cheap, petty displays of faith only undermine your credibility as a religious man.

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