Five will get you ten …

Bennett proposes that Jeb Bush defy the courts.

… that Jeb Bush isn’t as crazy as Bill Bennett.

Update: Wrong! Jeb ordered his state cops to seize Schiavo in defiance of the court, but the local cops indicated that they would do their duty and Jeb backed down.

Kevin Drum offers a succinct and unprintable comment, to which I respond with a quibble.

Fortunately, no one covered my bet.

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