Question and Answer

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 30, 2015

Question and Answer

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

Question and Answer

  • “What Ever Became of George W. Bush?”–headline, MotherJones, Aug. 24, 2012
  • “Coyote Takes Quick Nap Behind Bush in Queens”–headline, New Yorkmagazine website, April 27, 2015

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“If You Find $1.3 Billion in Missing Aid to Afghanistan, Please Contact the Pentagon at Your Earliest Convenience.”—headline, Reason, April 28

Attention Everyday People
A reader passes along an invitation that came in over email from Hillary Clinton’s campaign:

Dear [name redacted],

I am excited to invite you to a Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton on May 6th from 5:00pm-7:00pm in San Francisco. This will be Hillary’s very first visit to San Francisco as a presidential candidate and we look forward to giving her a real boost of joy and energy. Participation is $2,700 per person for up to 150 participants for an intimate, meaningful and fun gathering. As space is limited and the event is in less than two weeks, please sign up ASAP via this link. This event will sell out quickly. . . .

In trust and light,


Susie wasn’t kidding. The email went out Friday, and already the website announces: “Registration for this event is now closed.” We guess “everyday people” in San Francisco are more well-heeled than their Iowa counterparts.

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski unearths a 1996 campaign ad in which Bill Clinton faults Bob Dole “and the Republicans” because they supposedly “took $2.4 million from foreign interests,” including “$216,579 [from] foreign oil; $400,000 [from] foreign tobacco; $485,350 [from] foreign drug companies.”

Who knew back then that Clinton was faulting Dole for being a piker?

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