In which I agree with Dick Cheney

Yes, a candidate for vice-president should be someone who could take over if the president dies.

However, a vice-president who takes over before the president dies is not so obviously desirable.

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:

5 thoughts on “In which I agree with Dick Cheney”

  1. The VP can temporarily take over, if the P is incapacitated mentally or physically.

    There is an easy joke to make here about GWB here, left as an exercise to the reader.

  2. Cheney performed a coupdetat on 9/11. That was the last day of Bush’s presidency. I know I spelled that wrong.

    1. Cheney was in charge from the beginning, not just from 9/11. Shrub played the same role in the Shrub administration that he played as owner of the Texas Rangers. Manipulable front men who know their place are a valuable commodity.

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