Slime & defend: Fitzgerald next?

WH on Fitzgerald: “vile, tetestable, moralistic” … “no heart and no conscience” … “believes he’s been tapped by God …”

Per Thomas DeFrank of the New York Daily News, it seems that the White House is starting to flex its mud-slinging muscles:

“He’s a vile, detestable, moralistic person with no heart and no conscience who believes he’s been tapped by God to do very important things,” one White House ally said, referring to special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.

Update Hmmm… vile, detestable, moralistic, no heart, no conscience, mission from God … Sound like anyone you’ve voted against recently? The Modulator thinks he detects a wee bit of projection.

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