Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: al Qaeda studied airline security prior to bomb design, Bidenism, and O’s Bayh-way to hell.
Leaders of al Qaeda in Yemen claim that they studied airline security in the U.S. and overseas carefully before designing the bomb that Umar Abdulmutallab carried with him on Christmas Day.
All politicians hedge and backtrack, as the daily news proves their previous assertions and boasts wrong. That somersaulting is part of American politics. But even the most astute triangulators know when to go silent, especially in the age of the Internet when one’s past statements are so easily juxtaposed with present reality.
NY Post: O’s Bayh-way to hell
Popular Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh shocked the political world yesterday when he announced he won’t run for re-election this year, saying he’s fed up with Congress — immediately sparking speculation the moderate heartland Democrat might challenge President Obama in 2012.