Best of the Web Today: The Mismeasure of Management - WSJ: "That said, what Borger delicately calls "the IRS controversy" was not a case of inept management but of the corrupt use of government power. Its purpose was the suppression of Obama's political opponents. To the extent that it accomplished this aim, Obama's re-election looks even less like a triumph of effective management.
Peggy Noonan, who has touched on this theme before, describes the president's problem as a "failure to understand that government isn't magic." That appears to be literally accurate. Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein report that Obama has resorted to apotropaic rituals. It started, they write, "last fall in the midst of the biggest humiliation of Barack Obama's presidency, the failure of the health care website.""
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