More on the Bush interview

I didn’t watch Meet the Press; I just read the transcript. A partisan but not rabid reader (also an old friend) thinks I missed something:

Currently watching the Bush interview from yesterday on CNBC this PM. Watch it. The transcript doesn’t even begin to reveal how badly Bush actually performed.

I understand why [Tim Russert] pulled his punches — otherwise he could have actually engendered sympathy for B and/or created panic if B actually cracked completely (a possibilty that, seeing his affect, which the transcript didn’t show, I would not have ruled out).

Does someone have a link up?

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