Imagine the unimaginable: The president, in the White House, the vice president, at the National Observatory, and all Cabinet members, in their respective agency headquarters, are killed in a terrorist attack on downtown Washington. So are all members of Congress, except the few who happen to be out of town.
What happens to the Republic?
— Dana Milbank
You know, it really doesn’t make me feel better when they’re actually thinking about things like this.