Please tell me this is a joke

The same Saudi prince whose $10 million offer of post-9-11 help, accompanied by a suggestion for a change in US Middle East policy, was rejected by Rudi Giuliani, has made a $500,000 contribution to the George Herbert Walker Bush Scholarship Fund at Phillips Andover. The semi-official Saudi press suggests that the donation was solicited by George Walker Bush.

Here’s the link to the New York Sun article, and here’s the Gweilo Diaries post where I picked it 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: