Ed Driscoll

BEST OF THE WEB: The

BEST OF THE WEB: The Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal site always finds astonishing material for its Best of the Web page. Like this one:

Feminist Fantasyland
Rep. Marcy Kaptur, an Ohio Democrat, has a Middle East peace plan: “The women of all these countries should all go on strike, they should all sit down and refuse to do anything until their men agree to talk peace.” The suggestion is ditzy enough, but she made it in an interview with the Arab News, a Saudi paper. We’d love to see Kaptur organize a strike by Saudi women, who for the most part are not permitted to work.

And then there’s this one:

Stupidity Watch
Our critics have occasionally made fun of us for asking rhetorical question: Doesn’t so-and-so know there’s a war on? Fair enough. But we’ve found someone who actually doesn’t know there’s a war on. He’s Dr. Sidney Wolfe, a co-founder of the Naderite group Public Citizen. He objects to President Bush’s choice of Dr. Richard Carmona to be surgeon general, saying Carmona’s “expertise in bioterrorism and his penchant for heroism” are irrelevant to the job. After all, Wolfe says, “It’s not like there’s an ongoing war in this country.”