All day, I’ve been suspicious of the attorney general’s timing — Friday he calls the president and says he’s resigning on Monday? Did I hear that right on Fox this morning?
“Monday. Why wait until Monday? Don’t the beltway communications experts prefer to bury bad news on a Friday afternoon? Better yet, the Friday before a long weekend?” Four more days would have gotten them to Labor Day.
Ahhhhhh! Everyone knows Michael Vick was scheduled to appear in federal court — where he would plead guilty to fighting dogs.
But the attorney general didn’t have his news conference timed quite with Michael Vick’s long-awaited statement to the TV cameras.
As it is, AG news operated behind a partial Vick eclipse. One can’t help but think that perfect timing would have been AG’s news conference occurring simultaneously with Vick’s.
What if this happened on Friday:
AG staffer to Virginia U.S. Attorney’s office — how long do you think the Vick plea will take?
Virginia — not more than a couple of hours.
AG — you think he’ll talk afterwards?
Virginia — yeah. He’ll talk.
Later, AG staffer tells Alberto — sir, no way Vick will address the media before 2pm Eastern.
Wouldn’t it be funny if somebody in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Virginia deliberately misled the “boss” so AG couldn’t completely hide behind Michael Vick’s newser?
Like a total eclipse of the heart, er, sun?