Just too perfect

Lots of other people have had this, but just in case you missed it: Ari Fleischer finally says something so abominably, atrociously, obviously, stupidly false that even the members of the tame White House press corps burst out laughing. Video here.

Is President “era of responsibility” Bush ever going to be held responsible for hiring, and retaining, this father of all liars as his official spokesman?

Thanks to Julian Sanchez, who has a useful commentary.

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