The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Bottom Story of the Day
“Kate Middleton Buys Wipe-Clean Table Cloth as She Prepares to Host Christmas With Her Young Family”—headline, Daily Telegraph (London), Dec. 14
At Least New Yorkers Don’t Need ID to Vote
“Nearly a year after its release, the city-issued municipal ID card is still generating confusion for thirsty New Yorkers who regularly get turned away from bars because it’s not valid for alcohol purchase,” DNAInfo reports:
Luis, a Crown Heights resident from Peru who did not want to give his last name because of his immigration status, said that for months he’d been using his city ID to get into his favorite Williamsburg haunts without any trouble. He was relieved not to have to tote around his passport, he said.
But on a recent Saturday night, the 37-year-old was first denied entrance at Hotel Delmano then at Union Pool because he only had the Muni ID he said.
“I was like what’s the problem here? The Muni ID is no longer a valid way to identify yourself and I have to go back and start using my passport?” he said. “It doesn’t make sense . . . it’s very confusing.”
Only the government could make a fake ID that isn’t even a real fake ID.
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