The last shoe drops

Charles Fried endorses Obama. Couldn’t stand the Palin pick.

Charles Fried just put out word that he voted for Barack Obama.

Colin Powell, Scott McClellan, Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Ken Adelman, William Milliken, William Weld, Lincoln Chafee, Jim Leach, Wayne Gilchrist, Arne Carlson, Susan Eisenhower, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, CC Goldwater (Barry’s grand-daughter): all more or less understandable.

But Charles Fried? Reagan’s Solicitor General? Whose name was on the McCain website as late as last week? This is as surprising as Doug Kmiec.

How’s that Palin pick looking now, Senator? Well, you’ll always have Krauthammer. Oh, and Joe Lieberman.

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: