The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“You Can’t Even Ride a Horse Through a Taco Bell Drive-Thru in North Texas Suburbs Anymore”—headline, Texas Monthly, April 13
Shortest Books Ever Written
“Why You Should Be Thankful on Tax Day”—headline, Washington Post website, April 14
Two Trips in One!
“I think it’s fair to say that . . . the deck is still stacked in favor of those already at the top,” declared Hillary Clinton in Montecello, Iowa, yesterday. She might have added: And that’s why it is clear even now that I am going to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
…Mrs. Clinton gave the Washington Post “a brief interview” yesterday, during which she “said she had developed a plan to overhaul the way money is spent in political campaigns”:
Earlier in the day she said she wanted to fix the country’s “dysfunctional” campaign finance system, even backing a constitutional amendment if necessary.
Asked about her campaign finance agenda, Clinton said, “We do have a plan. We have a plan for my plan.”
…One thing Mrs. Clinton isn’t planning is a shoestring operation. The New York Times reported Saturday that her campaign combined with “the outside groups supporting her candidacy” is “expected to be a $2.5 billion effort, dwarfing the vast majority of her would-be rivals in both parties.” …
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