The news of the day

The news of the day (yesterday, to be precise) is the White House’s minor little revelation that there was indeed some warning that Al Qaeda planned to hijack American airliners. Somehow this tidbit appears to have slipped everyone’s mind at 1600 Pennsylvania until just yesterday. Tip of the hat to Instapundit (5/15 at 10:31 pm and again 5/16 at 9:03 am) for providing the definitive debunking of the arguments why it’s OK that the FBI, CIA, INS and the rest of the federal government “couldn’t conceive” of this kind of attack ever occuring.

Free advice to the White House for the weeks to come:
Remember the first rule of political scandals — It’s not the offense that gets you in the end, it’s the coverup.