What Would We Do Without Experts?

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 16, 2016

What Would We Do Without Experts?

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“First Graders Can Analyze Stories Like Experts”–headline, University of Stavanger (Norway), May 12

At Least He’s Not Called Shemp
…Writing on Wednesday, [The Washington Post’s token conservative] Jennifer Rubin revealed she’s still holding out hope for a contested Republican convention:

Curly Haugland, the delegate guru, has a million maneuvers and potential rule changes up his sleeve for challenging Trump. Now he has a simple, effective one: Pass a rule that says the nominee, who promised to release his taxes, must do so in order to have his name put in for nomination. Such a rule could easily pass when you consider there are nearly 900 delegates pledged to other candidates and a great number of Trump delegates are reluctantly so. It is entirely possible to come up with a majority of delegates to insist on adoption of the rule.

This column does not make predictions (though we suspect we’ll do so at least twice in this sentence), but we are going to say this won’t happen. And if it does, imagine the nickname Trump will hang on poor Curly Haugland.

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