Is Influenza the October Surprise?

From Holden:

As noted elsewhere, it certainly has the Bushies worried.

From today’s Froomkin:

Yesterday, on the way from St. Petersburg to New Port Richey, the presidential entourage stopped at the Paradise Restaurant in the little town of Safety Harbor, where the president and his brother posed for pictures and were served coffee and baklava. While in the restaurant, a member of the press pool shouted out a question to the president: “Are you accountable for the flu vaccine shortage?”

Bush ignored the question. And reporters were hustled out of the restaurant.