Just Like Before the Storm

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 20, 2014

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Just Like Before the Storm
“For Some After the Storm, No Work Means No Pay”–headline, New York Times, Nov. 3, 2012

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining 
The Washington Post describes an encounter between two Democratic senators:

Before her remarks, [Louisiana’s Mary] Landrieu was spotted riding the escalator alone up from the Senate trains that carry lawmakers between their offices and the Capitol, toward a row of elevators. She was stone-faced and declined to answer questions from reporters. Once she reached the top level and stepped off, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of his party’s top campaign strategists, walked over.

Smiling, he asked Landrieu to step aside for a private conversation. She shook her head and moved briskly toward the elevator. As she did, she pointed to her phone, saying she had a call. Schumer paused for a moment as she moved away. His smile dropped, and he turned to follow her. “Mary, Mary,” he said, a few steps behind, asking her to speak with him. When she kept moving and ducked into an elevator, he hustled and jumped in to join her as the doors closed.

Sen. Landrieu, look on the bright side. You probably won’t have to put up with him much longer.

[NOTE: The excerpts above are from the Nov. 6, 2012 and Nov. 13, 2014 BOTW archives.] For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”