Banzai!

… means “Ten Thousand Years.” At last, a “Yes We Can” video for the McCain campaign.

… means, literally, “ten thousand years.” Of course, since the kamikaze attacks of WWII, it connotes “suicide mission.”

At last, a “Yes We Can” video for the McCain campaign,

with a great slogan:

McCAIN ’08.

Like hope,

But different.

Y’know, if the Democrats can just settle on a nominee before our two candidates have destroyed each other, we’re going to blow this clown to smithereens. You could call him an empty suit, or an emperor wearing no clothing. But the confidence trick isn’t going to last forever, or even through November.

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