Ashcroft on the way out?

The President is “very disappointed.” WH Counsel thinks he’s “a boob.” VWRC pow-wow next month to find a replacement.

Have you ever wondered how intelligent conservatives could stand having John Ashcroft as Attorney General?

One possible answer — one tht I hadn’t considered — is that they can’t. I was just told by a smart, well-plugged-in Washington conservative that there is to be a meeting next month where he and “others of my ilk” will discuss a candidate to replace Ashcroft. My source reports that the President is “very disappointed” with his Attorney General, and that the White House Counsel’s office regards him as “a boob.”

[Note: My source didn’t want to be identified, but gave his permission for me to publish this item.]

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:

3 thoughts on “Ashcroft on the way out?”

  1. I gather Conservatives are diospleased

    I gather Conservatives are diospleased with more than just Ashcroft.  Did you see Buchanan on  The Daily Show Tuesday Night?   Ashcroft on the way out?. The President is "very disappointed." WH Counsel thinks he's "a boob." VWRC pow-wow …

  2. My source reports that the President is "very disappointed" with his Attorney General, and that the White House Counsel's office regards him as "a boob."

    Mark A. R. Kleiman

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