Ewww … ick!

What can you say about a politician so self-centered as to want to bring the cameras along when visiting wounded warriors?
Why, I suppose you can say she has no business running for Vice President.

What can you say about a politician so self-centered as to want to bring the cameras along when visiting wounded warriors?

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Why, I suppose you can say she has no business running for Vice President.

Update A reader points out that the photo seems to have been taken by an Air Force photographer and not on behalf of Palin. Fair enough. I was merely snarking back at the absurd claim, which the McCain campaign spent millions of dollars publicizing, that Obama had refused to visit wounded warriors unless he could “bring the cameras along.”

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