I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but I couldn't help wondering last night when the president was making an important speech (for him at least, for those who are tired of speeches, but also for those of us still listening to see what is actually happening, and obviously for the media and any voters tuning in etc.) why all of a sudden it's followed by an announcement from some agency of the government involving intelligence (the CIA was it?) that there may be a plan to set off some kind of bomb in New York or DC to commemorate 9/11, though it can't be confirmed, and then the entire Southwest lost power.
So the speech and any discussion of it took a back seat on the news last night and tonight to this bigger news, of the power outage and the alert for a possible "terrorist" attack in two of our major cities.
I'm pretty sure it was coincidence, but still, the way things are going, and have gone in the past, it did make me think hmmmm....
[Oh, and just to show I'm not the only paranoid one, and to confirm what I was saying about what many on the left were getting impatient with early on in Obama's tenure (I kept pointing out that these people—the right—play rough and for keeps, using Carter's being undermined and outmaneuvered by the rightwingers in the government, especially the intelligence agencies as an example), etc. check this out. It's mostly about the left's anger at Obama and does right along with many of the comments recently on this blog, but it also addresses, in the headline and one statement by an ex-Obama transition team member that the intelligence agencies and probably the military may have revolted (and the implication is may still) if too much of a frontal attack on the outgoing Bush/Cheney regime back then and more recently of (this is now my interpretation, or guess) the profiteering corporate connections to the military and intelligence agencies that are dominated by rightwingers, etc.]