The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Breaking News From Deuteronomy 5:6-21
“Oldest Complete Copy of Ten Commandments Displayed in Israel”–headline, Associated Press, May 5
Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“In a story May 1 about dog waste problems, The Associated Press, relying on a report by The Aspen Times, reported erroneously the amount of dog waste collected by volunteers. It was 100 pounds, not 600 pounds.”—Associated Press, May 4
What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Why Do People Get in the Car With Drunk Drivers? Experts Explain”–headline, NJ Advance Media, May 5
The Terrorists Got More
“Hillary to GOP: You Get 1 Shot on Benghazi”–headline, TheHill website, May 4
Lurch to the Left
If you’re a Democrat worried about the prospect of a Hillary Clinton nomination, this column by the Boston Herald’s Joe Battenfeld should heighten your anxiety:
John Kerry, report for duty. Again.
This is not the scenario Democrats really want, but may have to accept if the Clinton campaign continues its death spiral over her family foundation’s shady ties to foreign nations. Even Bill Clinton’s been called in for cleanup, but saying you’ve done nothing “knowingly” wrong isn’t helping.
Kerry has plenty of weaknesses, but most of them were already exposed in his 2004 campaign and he still almost won. No other Democrat can say that. He’s the safest bet as a Clinton alternative.
Failing that, we hear Michael Dukakis is tanned, rested and ready.
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