Of dogs and fleas

The guy who ran those disgusting “independent” attack ads for the RNCC last year is now running media for Mitt Romney. Seems as if Romney ought to be answering some questions.

Carl Forti, the slimemeister-in-chief for the “independent” expenditures made last year by the Republican National Congressional Committee (remember the one claiming a Democratic candidate had spent public money on sexual fantasy phone calls, based on a one-minute wrong-number call where the right number was the state criminal justice agency?) is now running media for Mitt Romney.

Do you think any reporter is going to ask Romney what he thinks of Forti’s ethics, and whether he plans to run comparably dishonest ads for his own campaign?

h/t David Kurtz

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