My bets aren 't on the Steelers or the Seahawks; my bets are on the plots of political operatives out to protect Bush rather than the country, not on al Queda plots coming to a stadium near you very soon brought to you courtesy of Bud Light.
Remember the color-coded terror alerts? How about the high alert for the New York City subways a few months ago? That was just one more of the numerous threats that turned out to be a non-threat or a mistake or a rumor, and no more (better safe than sorry, the message went). All of those warnings disappeared when instead of a public that was growing wary of the cry wolf syndrome attention turned to the suspicious correlation of terror alerts with the release of political news that didn 't bode well for Bush. Once the public got wise to that trick, the alerts magically disappeared. Rove is now in desperate need to get out of the spotlight and put on a white hat, not just for himself, though surely that 's a factor, but also for his boss whose low poll numbers don 't do anything for Rove 's own security.
So what 's on the political plate? Polls indicate that much of the public doesn 't like the secret spy tricks and even some Republicans are getting pushback for it. Standard Rovian reaction to bad news in the past has been to pull out the terror card. After all, that deck has been stacked from the beginning. We haven 't captured or killed most of the 52 marked cards, but Rove is still in the game and has proved himself to be a good poker player. With Republicans still in the wheeler/dealer seat, they can still shuffle the deck and play the wild card.
Any details were not supposed to be released; after all it was top secret information. Of course, the feds will name a special prosecutor to investigate the perpetrator/traitor who dared to help the enemy by running some details. Then they 'll admit, surprise, surprise, that after all, the NSA program of course really has been doing this behind the scenes all along to protect the public. And, dear public, if it hadn 't been for the spying, they never would have been able to catch the bad guys and prevent the mass murder of thousands while they enjoyed that all American game of tackle your enemy ( "Hit em again, hit em again; harder, harder. ")
You can fill in the rest of the story it doesn 't much matter what the details will be as it unfolds. It 's the timing that will be interesting, if anyone cares to notice. We already know that they will refuse to release any details because of national security; they may even find a couple of token Muslims to arrest to round out the photo op (caught on camera as they try to cross the border from Canada).