“A loveable woman, but an appalling candidate”

Sarah Miles at the Times of London is amused, but not pleased.

Alice Miles in the Times of London:

They call it feminism, but the Republicans have done women a disservice. They have selected a female candidate who is a cartoon – the joker in the pack who will end up just a joke.

A reader puts it differently:

When critics question her ability to hold high office, her defenders respond that she is a nice lady.

But she is not running for nice lady; she is running for vice president.

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