Yet more Palin

Stonewalling the Troopergate probe (with a lawyer the taxpayers are paying for).
Hiring a Stevens crony and Abramoff accomplice as a lobbyist to grab Federal pork for her town.
Staying away from reporters.

1, Having trumpeted that she had nothing to hide and welcomed an investigation of why she fired the state public safety director and lied about it, Sarah Palin has now lawyered up, at state expense, and her new lawyer is stonewalling.

2. The lobbyist Palin hired to bring home Federal pork to Wasilla was not only an ex-Chief-of-Staff for indicted Sen. Ted Stevens, he was also an accomplice of Jack Abramoff. Now that’s what I call a “reformer with results.”

3. She’s being kept away from reporters. No surprise there, but it calls for a fuss.

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: