Q Did you all know that this was going to break today, yesterday, when there was this massive response to the Connecticut primary, discussion of terrorism, al Qaeda?Notice Tony's fuzziness in his reply regarding the timing of it all:
MR. SNOW: I don't want to get into operational details. This was not -- however, it was not explicit -- let me put it this way, I don't want to encourage that line of thought. I don't think it's fully accurate, but I also don't want -- I know it's frustrating, but we really don't want to get too much into who knew what, where, when.Why is that Tony? Why is that?
Incidentially, there's a good question resting within a statement that Tony makes later in the press gaggle that I think folk in the blogisphere might like to wrestle with:
Q You said there is going to be some inconvenience to travelers. There were some complaints this morning that all liquids and gels might be going a little overboard on this. Do you guys have any comment on that?Let's ask this directly: Is there a point when the government goes too far in trying to protect lives? Discuss.
MR. SNOW: You can't go overboard when you're trying to protect lives.