“Like the Lion in Winter”

Sounds like W is starting to lose it.

Thomas DeFrank of the New York Daily News continues to use his good White House sources to help the W Administration implode.DeFrank’s latest story manages to suggest, without quite saying it, that Bush is becoming mentally unstable under pressure.

Of course, I wish he’d told us this stuff earlier. But I feel that way about a lot of people who knew better but who played the Three Monkeys until the 2004 election was safely out of the way.

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