The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“Missing: 5.4 Million Workers”–headline, Boston Globe, Feb. 8
Bottom Stories of the Day
“Virgin Islands Governor Accuses TheDC of Racism for Reporting Bribery Scandal”–headline, DailyCaller.com, Feb. 8
They Must Be Referring to the Kindle iPhone App
“With positive ratings for Congress at an all-time low, it may come as no surprise that a plurality of voters nationwide believes a group of people randomly selected from a telephone book would do a better job than the current legislators,” reports the Rasmussen polling firm:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 43% believe a group of people randomly selected from the phone book would do a better job than the current Congress. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree with that assessment, while another 19% are not sure.
For now, count us among the 19%. What’s a “phone book,” anyway?
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