Timing is Everything

TIMING IS EVERYTHING….Good ‘ol Karl, he never misses a trick:

The winner of the Iowa caucuses on Monday night will have an unexpected competitor waiting right around the corner, and he is not one of the Democrats running for president.

The opponent is President Bush and his State of the Union address, which White House officials scheduled for Tuesday night, only 24 hours after Iowa, to draw attention from the Democratic victor, a Republican close to the Bush campaign said.

“Was it planned?” the Republican said. “Yes. The fact that the Iowa caucus was going to be held on a certain date was not unknown to people in the White House.”

My guess is that this really doesn’t matter a bit, and might even backfire in terms of the attention the State of the Union gets. But it just goes to show: do these guys do anything without first weighing the political damage they can do?