The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
A Simple Plan
“‘Why can’t we call people who know how to do these things, who do it for corporate America, and say, “We have a website, fix it,”‘ said Rep. José E. Serrano, D-N.Y. ‘Maybe I’m being simplistic, but can’t we call Bill Gates up and say, “Take care of this?” Or go to a college dorm and say, “You guys, you invented Yahoo, can you take care of this?” . . .'”–RollCall.com, Nov. 13
That Day Will Never Come
“Asked by the House oversight committee whether it would be fully operational before a November 31 deadline set by Obama for fixing the problems, [chief technology officer Todd] Park and David Powner, the government’s IT director, both declined to answer.”–Guardian website (London), Nov. 13
Question and Answer
[Note: Mr. Taranto is out of the office. Today’s post comes from the Nov. 13 BOTW archives.] For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.