Called?

A Republican hears God’s voice and runs for Congress.

Another Republican hears God’s call.

But of course she may be a little bit hard of hearing. As Armetta says in one of Zora Neal Hurston’s stories :

A many one been called to de plough and they run off and got up in de pulpit.

… or, in this case, up on the stump.

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

3 thoughts on “Called?”

  1. She has heard God's call to run, perhaps, but seems to be ignoring some other 'words of her God.' It is Michelle Bachman, who dared to Coulterize her opponent, Patty Wetterling. Patty was the first to use the Foley case in an ad. It is an important matter with her since her 11-year old son was kidnapped, presumably by a true pedophile, some years ago. Bachman dared to use the same argument against her — she thinks just because she suffered that she won't be criticized — that the unspeakable Ann used against the Jersey girls.
    Any Minnesotans in her district? Please vote this year.

  2. old blues lyric (Robert Johnson?), recorded recently by Derek Trucks
    I'm gonna get me religion, join the Baptist Church
    —– ditto ——-
    Gonna be a preacher, so I don't have to work

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