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?
“Kenya Says Undecided Over Olympics Threat Posed by Zika Virus”—headline, Reuters, Feb. 9
News of the Tautological
“Preventable Injury Deaths Shorten U.S. Life Expectancy”—headline, Reuters, Feb. 9
The Love Discount
The fund-raising emails from inevitable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are getting very weird. Here’s one we received early this afternoon, carrying the name of Bill Clinton:
I’ve studied all of our previous presidents, and found that the folks who hold this office tend to be intelligent and hardworking, and honestly try to do what they say they’re going to do. But there’s a big difference between those who can actually make things happen and those who can’t.
Hillary is the most qualified person for this moment. She’s got big ideas and the know-how and grit to implement them. You’re entitled to give that statement the love discount if you want, but I believe it with all my heart.
Meanwhile Twitchy notes a tweet in which CNN’s Dylan Byers quotes Mr. Clinton: “Sometimes I wish I weren’t married to her than [sic] I could say what I really think.” That “love discount” sounds like a bait-and-switch.
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