Thursday, October 27, 2005

To Bush and Harry, a Merry Fitzmas

The Bush admin does a masterful job of playing the news cycle. For example, they release bad news on Fridays, the weak point in the news cycle, to ensure their gaffs receive minimum public scrutiny.

So why was the withdrawal of Harriet Miers' Supreme Court nomination announced on a Thursday?

Easy--the Bush team deliberately orchestrated Miers' announcement to coincide with the day the Plamegate indictments were announced, so that the story of the Flip-Flopper-in-Chief who couldn't stay the course and picked a dud for the Supreme Court would be a non-story, buried under the bigger story of the Fitzgerald Investigation revelations. Only, Fitzie psyched them out...and now Bush and Harry are flapping in the wind as The Big News Story of the day.

Just one more reason to celebrate Fitzmas. (And, by the same token, I hope Fitzgerald now manages to delay the indictments until Monday.)

Update Frameshop has more on the timing of White House distractions.
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