Winners never quit; quitters never …

Karl Rove left the White House with his work half-done.

Karl Rove leaves the White House with his work only half-done.

It’s too bad he lacked the staying power to finish the destruction of the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

It now remains for us to complete the task that the immortal Turd Blossom has thus far so nobly advanced: to make the entire country think “crook” when they hear the word “Republican” and “bigoted boob” when they hear the word “conservative.”

We should remember him in our prayers, and in our subpoenas. God willing, we shall not look upon his like again.

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: