Smells A Rat

Is it merely a coincidence that the Formerly Gray Lady runs a review of Hitler's Private Library, casually tossing off this remark:
While being a bookworm may not be a precondition for becoming a mass murderer, it's certainly no impediment. Stalin, too, was an avid reader, boasting a library of 20,000 volumes.
mere days after Rove wrote an Op-Ed on Bush's voracious reading habits?