01/26/2007 03:42 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Beware of -- Well, Every Friday, I Guess

In yesterday's Scooter Libby trial, Cathie Martin, Dick Cheney's former Communications Director, confirmed what I have repeatedly warned -- that Friday, particularly the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the Bush Administration's favorite mugging hour. Martin told the jury that "Fewer people pay attention to it late on Friday," she said. "Fewer people pay attention when it's reported on Saturday." The Washington Post characterized this as "bad news is dumped on Friday for the sole purpose of burying it." Which means that he Administration knew full well that virtually its entire environmental agenda fell into the "bad news" category, since most of it was announced on Friday.