Chicken Novak… So why did pundit Robert Novak just drop out of a scheduled debate with Eric Alterman? Was it that Alterman was going to press him on the questions Novak’s friends in the press corps have been too polite to ask–i.e. did Novak squeal to the prosecutor investigating the Valerie Plame leak case, and if not, why isn’t he facing prison like journalists Matt Cooper and Judith Miller?

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Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.