A Simple Plan

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 15, 2013

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.

image1157A 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

  • “Why Furniture Should Require Designs That Relax People”–headline, Financial Post(Canada), May 15, 1976
  • “‘Domestic Incident’ Turns Out to Be Couple Struggling With Ikea Furniture”–headline, Metro.co.uk, Nov. 12, 2013

[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.