A Steven Colbert speech at the Convention? Why not?

Please, please, pleeeeeeease give Colbert a speaking slot in Denver. It wouldn’t have to be in prime time. It could be at 4pm. But the odds of getting a kick-ass viral video out of it would be pretty good.

Update No, I don’t mean that Colbert should be given a slot in which to make fun of the Clintons. Bush, McCain, the lobbyist culture, and the Republicans in Congress should constitute a sufficiently target-rich environment.

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: