Chickens, meet roost

Remember last summer when John Boehner made Porter Goss, of all people, the Republican co-chair of the new Office of Congressional Ethics?

How’s that looking now, Mr. Boehner? And how long before Goss gets shown the door?

Footnote Is it any wonder that the CIA career staff gave Panetta what the Wall Street Journal called a “rock-star welcome”?

Footnote How much more in the tank for the GOP could the Associated Press be? Porter Goss shows up in this Dusty Foggo story as a “former CIA Director” but not as a Bush appointee or Republican Congressman. Duke Cunningham has also seemingly become a non-partisan “former Rep.” rather than a Republican.

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: