Questions for John McCain

1. You pride yourself on your “leadership.” Were you disappointed that two-thirds of the Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to follow your lead in supporting the bailout bill?

2. How many Members of Congress did you personally ask to vote for the bill? How many did so?

3. All five Arizona Republicans voted “No.” Had you spoken to any of them about the bill before the vote?

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: