Further proof of the existence of God

Bush will address the RNC Tuesday night.

“Bush to Speak to Republican Convention.”

The one bright spot, from the GOP viewpoint, about Hurricane Gustav was that it provided a good excuse for not having the Beloved Leader address the convention and remind the country of whose third term McCain was seeking.

But now, having already lost Night One of the planned hate-fest against Obama to the storm in New Orleans and the storm around Sarah Palin, they’re going to lose Night Two to GWB’s oratory.

These people truly cannot catch a break.

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