Remember that knock on the old Evans and Novak Show? I was reminded of it when I read Robert Novak’s sliming of Fred Thompson’s Lincoln Club speech this morning. Novak said it disappointed the Repub crowd. Mebbe so. I wouldn’t know. (You can judge for yourself here.) But it’s worth noting, early in the speech, Thompson made a dry wisecrack about Novak. Maybe the pundit couldn’t stand the heat.