A witness for Mr. Fitzgerald?

Jim Lobe at Alternet points out that if the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame affair wants to know who revealed the identity of a covert CIA oficer before Robert Novak published it, he might want to talk with Clifford May, former communications director for the RNC, who has said on NRO that the secret was no secret to him, having been told it, apparently casually, by “a former government official.”

(Modesty forbids that I should mention that this has been pointed out before, so I won’t.)

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