“A few months ago, I wrote that John McCain was an honorable man and he would run an honorable campaign. I was wrong.”
More like this, please:
A few months ago, I wrote that John McCain was an honorable man and he would run an honorable campaign. I was wrong.
McCain’s sleaze attack has clearly given him a little bit of a bounce. But if Klein is typical, he’s going to pay the price in the long run. Remember, Klein is a long-time McCain fan, not some random concern troll.
In politics, lying is cheating. Maybe this is one occasion on which cheaters don’t prosper.
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.
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)
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