Indeed, though not necessarily for that reason

Talking Points Memo headline:

Pawlenty Makes Prez Bid Official:
‘This Country is in Big Trouble’

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

3 thoughts on “Indeed, though not necessarily for that reason”

  1. There was also this data point noted by Yglesias:

    Barack Obama’s speech in Ireland coincided with Tim Pawlenty’s announcement speech. CNN and MSNBC are both showing Obama. Fox is showing neither.

    Doesn’t mean Fox is against him – but it sure doesn’t look like the official institution of the Republican base finds Pawlenty’s candidacy exciting.

  2. Doesn’t mean Fox is against him – but it sure doesn’t look like the official institution of the Republican base finds Pawlenty’s candidacy exciting.

    Official institution of the Republican base = Ailes.
    Check this out:

    Sherman reports that Ailes called the New Jersey Governor a few months ago “and encouraged him to jump into the race.” That’s not the first time they’ve discussed the idea. Ailes brought Christie and talk show host Rush Limbaugh to his upstate New York home for dinner last summer. Despite Ailes’ courtship, Christie isn’t running.

    Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Thinks Sarah Palin Is ‘Stupid’: New York Magazine
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/22/roger-ailes-palin-stupid-fox-news-new-york_n_865117.html

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