This has been a banner week for connoisseurs of Instapunditry. Sometimes the illogic reaches the level of high art, or at least High Camp, like Gracie Allen’s immortal “If this is the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?”
Do you suspect me of exaggeration?
Try this one, then: If the Chief of Staff to the Vice President, with help from various as-yet-unindicted White House colleagues, burned a CIA NOC whose husband was sent on a trip to Niger, it was the CIA’s fault for not expecting it when the trip was arranged.
Update I seem to have gotten my midcentury comic geniuses mixed up: a reader points me to a Thurber cartoon with the “wrong number” caption. Either way, Glenn is in very good company.