Castle not endorsing O’Donnell

I’ve been wondering at what point the sane people in the Republican Party were going to decide to stop letting themselves be used by the wingnuts. That seems to have started to happen.

Update Karl Rove – Karl Rove! – thinks that O’Donnell lacks the “rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character” requisite for office. That’s like Bernie Madoff saying someone lacks financial integrity. I think the technical term is “being called ugly by a wart hog.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

5 thoughts on “Castle not endorsing O’Donnell”

  1. I think here the apposite phrase is more like "no honor among thieves". It is in Rove's interest for people who are part of his organization to win, but it is also in his interest for people who aren't part of his organization to lose. This is, in small, an expression of the same kind of calculation that has led mainstream republicans to sabotage the government for political advantage.

  2. Karl Rove is a putz – a lying, less than moral creature who would truly blossom into a turd! He would be doing our natio a favor by crawling back under the rock he came from!

  3. I think Paul has a good point. I'd also note that a trait shared by Republicans who suddenly find themselves capable of speaking sanely about the more… colorful direction their party has taken is that they seem to discover their voices once they find themselves out of a job.

    If there is indeed correlation there, it doesn't bode well for there being a turning of the tide.

  4. As a voter I feel that I'm being manipulated by the Center Aisle Party, and I resent it deeply. Would Harry Reid have a sliver of a chance against anyone but Sharon Angle?

    There's nothing whatsoever in the performance of Obama — aside from grammatically correct speech — which would recommend his performance, or that of his bumbling, corrupt Party, to anyone, who genuinely cared about the future of the country. And, yet, we are "encouraged" to support the Democrats, to avoid the greater evil.

    This isn't democracy; it's extortion.

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