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Clarence Thomas

Hillary's sophomoric hack

In this era of outsiders seeking the presidency, a notorious huckster has taken self-aggrandizement to a new level, challenging a bona fide Republican candidate to a debate.

David Brock — a confessed character assassin of liberals who has found religion in that camp — now shills for Hillary Clinton, one of his old targets, in her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination. He has called on Jeb Bush to take him on in a battle of emails, in response to Mr. Bush's recent publication of an ebook.

Of course the gimmick is no more than a blatant needling of the embattled Mr. Bush. But the infamously self-promoting Mr. Brock elevating himself to the stature of a...