GWB and OJ

A few days ago, someone, somewhere in Blogistan, noted that George W. Bush’s stated desire to “get to the bottom” of the exposure of a covert CIA officer by people in his immediate official family had a lot in common with O.J. Simpson’s stated desire to find the man who murdered his wife.

Alas, I can’t remember who it was, and Googling hasn’t turned up the item. Can anyone provide the source? (I could just steal it, of course, but I’ve already used up my plagiarism budget for the week on this item.)

Update: Mystery solved, by a reader. I couldn’t remember where in Blogistan I had found it, because I hadn’t found it in Blogistan at all, but amid the corpses of murdered trees. My mind was playing tricks on me: obviously, I wanted to be agreeing with Jeanne d’Arc or Teresa Nielsen Hayden rather than with Maureen Dowd. (Who wouldn’t?) I guess we’ll just have to give Dowd a Blind Chipmunk Award on this one.

Second update:

Blind Chipmunk Award: Given to someone who never, ever does anything right on the occasion of having done something right. “Even a blind chimpmunk stumbles on an acorn every once in a while.”

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