Huckabee recruits Don Young

Movement conservative nabs porkmeister-in-chief and dimwit Lincoln-hater.
Good move!

Mike Huckabee, the potential movement-conservative darling for 2008, just recruited Congress’s porkmeister-in-chief, Don Young of Alaska, father of the Bridge to Nowhere, as the Congressional chair of his exploratory committee. I’ll be interested in hearing what the rabid GOP partisans who call themselves Porkbusters think of that. And will any reporter dare ask Huckabee whether he agrees with Young that Abraham Lincoln deserved to be hanged?

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: