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It's not always good for a journalist's reputation for a public official to say that a question he asked was the "best question ever." Such praise can just mean that the question allowed said public official to brag, stick to talking points or avoid controversy.
In this case, however, I am eager to claim credit for being the Tribune Editorial Board member who asked Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about poop found on the trail at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. It certainly wasn't a talking point she had prepared for our editorial board meeting a few months ago. But it gave her the chance to talk about those wonderful national parks she runs. And about some honest poop, not the kind that gets thrown around in Congress.