They’ll Find It if She Stands for Election

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 7, 2014

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

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“State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton”–headline, Washington Free Beacon, April 4

Question and Answer–I

  • “Nancy Pelosi Slams Supreme Court’s McCutcheon Ruling: ‘Is This Supposed to Be a Money War?’ “–headline, Puffington Host, April 3, 2014
  • “Nancy Pelosi Raises Millions Ahead of Democratic Convention”–headline, Puffington Host, Sept. 2, 2012

Question and Answer–III

  • “Will Living on Mars Drive Us Crazy?”–headline,, April 2, 2014
  • “Space Race ‘Crazy,’ Not Worth Cost”–headline, Age (Melbourne, Australia), May 26, 1964

In the Wrong Place at the Right Time 
Indiana’s Sen. Dan Coats went to a defense appropriations hearing Wednesday, and the Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz tells what happened next:

After [the senator] finished a lengthy opening to his question, a staffer slipped Coats a piece of paper. Coats read it to himself, looked up, and said, “I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing.”

“Well, that would explain why I didn’t know anything about this letter,” said David Cohen, undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.

Coats, who served in the Senate from 1989 to 1999, was U.S. ambassador to Germany and then returned to the Senate in 2011. He said that had never happened to him before. He saw familiar faces, he said, and thought he was in the right place. (Coats is on the Appropriations committee, but showed up at the wrong subcommittee.)

“I’ll go try to find out where I’m supposed to be,” Coats said.

When Dick Lugar lost his primary in 2012, it was inevitable that Coats would eventually experience a senior senator moment.

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