Don't you dare claim this is just politics when you yourself are a the beneficiary of the political process.
I'm not saying President Bush did anything wrong. But righteous indignation when people call his behavior into question is unacceptable.
I actually think that the point about the threat of hijacking being different from the threat of kamikaze is a pretty good one.
(Incidentally, there's a good timeline over at CNN (no permalink. it's a Java launch.) if you're interested in the facts.)