The big news of the day turned out not to be the Brett Kavanaugh hearings but rather an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times by a writer who claimed to be part of “the resistance” inside the Trump administration, working to “thwart parts of his agenda.”

Plenty of people are tossing big names around, but the author of the piece is identified by The Times only as “a senior official in the Trump administration.” The Washington Post’s David Nakamura thought it would be a good time to remind people just how many “senior administration officials” there are out there.

So the author could be one of more than a thousand “senior officials.”

Pretty much.

In any case, we’re eventually going to find out who wrote it — New York Times reporters might even spill the beans — and we’re willing to bet the author is not quite as senior as we’ve been led to believe.

And apart from the question of who wrote it, is why?

It does ring of someone who’s on his way out the door, either by choice or not.

We’d better be impressed when the author is eventually revealed, New York Times.