Excellent question!

A question begging to be asked, and a President afraid of being asked anything by someone he didn’t pre-approve.

I wonder whether anyone will have the nerve to ask it.

Which reminds me:

Does the revelation that President Bush, who can’t remember whether or not he thinks America can win the war on terror, is willing to be questioned by professional journalists but not by ordinary citizens, say worse things about the President’s courage than it does about the courage and competence of the journalists, or the other way around?

Or is it a tie?

(Hat tip: Dogfight04.)

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

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