The Brady Doth Protest Too Much

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 24, 2014

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

image1261The Brady Doth Protest Too Much 
“Tom Brady Not Planning to Watch Super Bowl XLVIII: ‘I Couldn’t Care Less'”–headline, Sports Illustrated website, Jan. 22

Longest Appositives Ever 
“There is nothing Richard Sherman, the straight-A student from Stanford who was the first student in over 20 years from Compton’s Dominguez High School who was good enough on the field and in the classroom to attend one of the most selective and prestigious universities in the world that regularly rejects the nation’s top athletes because they do not meet academic requirements, has done off the field that would lead one to believe he was in any way a thug.”–Tony Lee,, Jan. 22

Out on a Limb
“Anonymous Commenters Lead to More ‘Uncivil’ Comments on Newspaper Sites, Study Finds”–headline, Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), Jan. 23

Learning How the Other 1% Lives 
“Democrats have made the issue of ‘income inequality’ the cornerstone of their platform going into the November elections,” writes Mike Flynn of disdainfully:

In less than two months, the House Democrats will discuss this and other issues at the swanky and posh St. Regis hotel in Manhattan. Rooms start at $695 a night if you would like to join them.

Of course, you can’t simply show up at the DCCC’s “Issues Conference.” According to the email invitation, “[t]his annual Issues Conference is open to 2014 DCCC Business and Labor Council Platinum Members and to our 2014 Chairman’s Council Members.” I’m not certain what it takes to be a “plantinum member,” but I imagine it takes the kind of money that doesn’t blink at a $695 hotel room. Helpfully, the DCCC says you can contact them to determine one’s “eligibility.”

In fairness, they almost certainly negotiated a substantial discount on a block of rooms. After all, they’re not spending tax money on this thing.

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