Rejection-of-foreign-tissue Dep’t

Republican voters can forgive Newt’s craziness, and even his immorality. It’s his occasional flashes of sanity they can’t stand.

After Randolph Churchill had a lung biopsy that came back negative, Evelyn Waugh remarked that the doctors had “found the one bit of Randolph that wasn’t malignant and cut it out.” Similarly, it appears that Republican voters can’t forgive the one part of Newt Gingrich’s thinking that isn’t at variance with consensus reality.

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:

4 thoughts on “Rejection-of-foreign-tissue Dep’t”

  1. Hope you can get that link working, eventually. Until then, we can only guess what you’re referring to.

  2. Link seems to work for me.

    This Gingrich thing is also reminiscent of that Onion article headlined “Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People”.

    “BELMONT, MA—Though Mitt Romney is considered to be a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the national spotlight has forced him to repeatedly confront a major skeleton in his political closet: that as governor of Massachusetts he once tried to help poor, uninsured sick people. […]”

  3. It opens now; This morning the “get” was refused by the server, for some reason…

    “Gingrich went through a number of verbal contortions to explain himself, ultimately apologizing to Ryan and saying anyone who used his own statements against him would be lying.”

    That last bit would be reason enough to dump him, even if he were an otherwise good candidate. Which he isn’t…

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