THE BLOG
10/17/2006 08:03 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

What if They "Find" bin Laden Before the Election?

As some of my previous posts make clear, I don't hold with major 9/11-was-an-inside-job conspiracy theories, but I think the possibility that they will "find" Osama before the election is real. Deceptions of that kind are par for the course for these champions of moral clarity. Plus, even more importantly, it is logistically feasible.

So it could happen.

But here's the thing. Their credibility is now so damaged that it might backfire--especially if Democrats were to be smart about it. Candidates should confine themselves to solemn head shaking and comments like "All I can say is that this is very convenient timing." Bloggers will take care of the rest.

Come to think about it, the possibility of backfire is so real that if, just by chance, just by accident, they were to locate bin Laden in the next couple of weeks they might be well advised to keep him on ice until after the election.

That's how suspect they've become. That's the kind of looking-glass warp of weirdness you get into when you lie as much and as often as they have.

Fingers crossed. Let the hard rain fall...