I'm sure the suspension will be short. It's not like he intentionally jeopardized national security:
Robert D. Novak, the syndicated columnist whose unmasking of a CIA operative touched off an investigation about a possible leak, uttered a profanity and stalked off a live broadcast Thursday afternoon on CNN after Democratic strategist James Carville accused him of trying to make a particular point "to show these right-wingers" that he had "backbone" and was "tough."
About two hours later, a CNN spokeswoman, Laurie Goldberg, released a statement saying the network had "asked Mr. Novak to take some time off." Asked later whether Novak was being suspended, she said, "We're characterizing it as a mutual decision."