Plame: Curtain going up for the last act?

Is Judith Miller about to crack?

Arianna Huffington and Mickey Kaus both read this piece as meaning that Judith Miller may be about to crack. If so, expect indictments to follow quickly.

That would have the trials starting, probably, sometime in mid-2006, which is probably not what the RCCC and the RSCC want to hear. And with Bush’s personal unfavorability numbers now rising toward his Carteresque don’t-like-the-job-he’s-doing numbers, the Administration is not in a good position to take the popularity hit from those indictments and trials.

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