“He makes plastic look authentic”

Andrew Sullivan on Mitt Romney. Ouch!

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

4 thoughts on ““He makes plastic look authentic””

  1. "Plastics."

    Anyway, it is not outlandish to imagine a degenerate complaint against this bon mot (and a nerd complaint that these are technically 5 bons mots) because their theories involve heavy complaint about the relevance of authenticity and nature as compared to self-invention.

  2. Never mind.

    To engage in gossipy stupidity, I wonder if Romney has had plastic surgery. He seems fairly … preserved for a man of his age. Probably not. It's probably just washing his face and eating his vegetables.

  3. Then there's the other quip someone came up with (can't recall), that Romney had sold his soul so many times, it's now available on EBay. Or was that McCain?

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