Did Howard Fineman peek at the jobs report?

Bad news, bad news, bad news.
Am I gloating?
Well, let’s just say I’d rather have a month of bad news than four more years of it.

His column yesterday seems prescient in its description of the campaign:

It’s the president desperately trying to tear down Kerry as the news tears down the president.

The Bushites were counting on a good jobs report today. They must not have offered the right sacrifices.

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