It was June 3, 1942.
It was six months since a surprise attack had gutted the US Pacific Fleet. And as the US scrambled to bring its industrial might to bear, Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto began the next move – a bid to invade and seize Midway Island, a key stopping point in prewar air travel, slated to be turned into a vital forward base.
But as the Japanese fleet bore down on Midway, the Americans pelted them with paper masks, saving the day.
No, really. Ask Jay Inslee.
Dumber than Maureen Dowd?
No. Just dumb in a different way.