Sounds as if Bob Dole predicted the Bush presidency.

Eight years ago, Bob Dole had some words about Bill Clinton that might be applied to another incumbent seeking re-election:

never grew up, never did anything real, never sacrificed, never suffered and never learned.

Dole found being ruled by such folks “demeaning to the nation.” I’m with him.

William Saletan has more thoughts on the sterling qualities of George W. Bush, who does not believe that America can win the war on terror and whose heroism is mostly in the eyes of syncophantic beholders.

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: