File this under unsubstantiated gossip. Was chatting with Jim Robbins. He keeps hearing this morning that the president might have some OBL news tonight? A new Islamist website is reporting that bin Laden is dead…and Musharraf has for the first time said publicly that OBL is in his country. We shall see…I’m skeptical. Jim is too. Jim adds wisely though: “if there is major terrorism news the president should just talk about that and talk domestic politics later — if there is no major news, he should stick to his domestic agenda.” Social Security reform rocks, but, uh, would get buried with OBL in the news coverage.
Still…skeptical. But I said Ratzinger wasn’t going to be pope.