More straight talk

Palin doesn’t talk about the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska, or nuclear power in Nevada.

Sarah Palin doesn’t make her famous bogus claims about the Bridge to Nowhere and selling the governor’s jet on eBay when she’s in Alaska, where people know the facts, but as soon as she gets back among us suckers in the Lower 48 she goes back to lying. She’s also vocal about nuclear power, but not when she’s speaking in Nevada, where Yucca Mountain is a big issue.

Who says she wouldn’t be ready to replace McCain on Day One? She’s already got the “straight talk” bit down pat.

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: