Birds of a feather

Of course Mitt and Bibi are buddies: they’re both the kind of smart people who think the rest of the world consists entirely of stupid people.

Bibi says he’s not trying to influence the outcome of the Presidential election.

And if you believe that, he’ll tell you another.

No wonder Netanyahu gets along so well with Android #1. They’re both the sort of smart people who can’t remember that not everyone else is stupid, so they tell lies that only an idiot would believe.

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:

4 thoughts on “Birds of a feather”

  1. And by giving Barack Obama a chance to show his presidential leadership, manifested by his independence of Bibi, the Israeli Prime Minister may indeed influence the outcome of the election.

    1. Yep.

      I keep thinking of that response of Obama’s in the Rolling Stone Interview where he talks about having a thick skin.
      Bibi? He is like a gnat, trying to poke a Rhinoceros…

      RS: You’ve been in office three years now. What’s the world’s hardest job like on a day-to-day basis?

      President Obama: Like every other job, you have good days and bad days. Like every other job, if you’re willing to be self-critical and you’re putting your all into it, you get better at it over time. I think I’m a better president now than when I first came into office. I think that my team is more efficient and can see around corners better than we could when we first came into office. As several people have pointed out to me who have been in previous administrations, this is a hard job, period. It’s a really hard job when you’re in the middle of the worst financial crisis in your lifetime, and two wars at the same time, and major challenges involving terrorism and climate change.

      RS: And everybody telling you how bad you’re doing every day.

      President Obama: You end up having a very thick skin. I entered here with a thick skin, and now my skin is even thicker. Part of what you understand is that you are a person, but you’re also a symbol. If things are going wrong, then people are looking to you to fix them. And sometimes, if you’re just frustrated in your efforts, you’re going to be the object of their frustration. You don’t take it personally – you just recognize that it goes with the office and the desk and Marine One and all the other aspects of being president.

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