Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 16, 2015

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control

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!

  • “[Hillary] Clinton is not filming ads during her road trip, the aide said, adding that the trip will allow Clinton to reap the political benefits of small, spontaneous events without a large crowd or media contingent.”—Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico .com, April 12
  • “[Mrs.] Clinton and her team then headed to an unannounced stop at Fuel Espresso, where she met in a private, closed-to-the-press meeting with eight activists for 90 minutes. . . . She was accompanied by her aides Huma Abedin and Nick Merrill, along with media adviser Jim Margolis, who was filming the event, possibly for a future campaign ad.” – Annie Karni, Politico .com, April 14

“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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