Chutzpah

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CLINTON CAMP URGES OBAMA TO BE POSITIVE

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CLINTON CAMP URGES OBAMA TO BE POSITIVE

The Clinton machine is like the Bush machine: not only do the people running it have no honor, no conscience, and no sense of limits, they have no sense of humor. Clinton operatives, like Bush operatives, simply have no idea when they’re saying things that don’t pass the giggle test. The notion of accusing Obama of “negative campaigning” after openly announcing their intention to “throw the kitchen sink” at Barack Obama is truly Rovian in its audacity.

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