Temper, temper!

Is John McCain too unstable to be President? There’s reason to think so.

John McCain’s work in breaking the POW-MIA cult/racket in order to make it possible to normalize relations with Vietnam was truly courageous, and a great public service. (His only significant public service, if you ask me, but it was a big one.)

So in any story involving a confrontation between McCain and the POW-MIA cultists, my sympathy is with McCain.

Still and all, someone who can’t restrain himself from shoving a woman’s wheelchair, and who restrains himself only with difficulty from striking the woman in the wheelchair, has no business anywhere near the Football with the nuclear codes in it.

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