Quote for the Day

"This is either a cover-up story or an incompetence story. Karl was constrained, as was the entire communications operation, because the Vice President had arranged for how this was to come out," - a top Republican in Time's useful ticktock on how the vice-president runs this administration.

Note that the editor of the local paper

"said he is 'mystified' about the chain of events and that the public should have been notified much earlier, even if the shooter had been some random guy."

Off-message, no? Even the hand-picked journalists aren't playing along. But I like the Republican formulation: "either a cover-up or incompetence." Kinda like Iraq and Katrina, no?