More praise for Hillary Clinton

Hillary has kind words for the man who called her daughter an ugly bastard. Truly, she must be a saint!

Boy, am I outdoing myself in magnanimity today! Here’s a second time I get to say something nice about Hillary Clinton. Not only is she consistent (in not criticizing bigot Pastor John Hagee after slyly promoting bigotry herself) but she’s generous of spirit, even across the partisan divide.

As “Devilstower” of DailyKos points out, Hillary is prepared, like a true Christian, to forgive those who have trespassed against her. Back when Hillary’s daughter Chelsea was still a teenager, John McCain told a “joke” about how Chelsea was an ugly bastard.

A normal human being might have resented that. Not HRC, though; Hillary calls John McCain her good friend.

The patience of a saint!

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