October 2, 2008
Rooting for crime and punishment to come up in VP debate
As regular readers know, I have been hoping that crime and punishment issues would get more attention during the 2008 campaign. Perhaps because I am an eternal optimist, I have a inkling that tonight's VP debate might get into some crime and justice issues. Senator Biden has a long record on criminal justice issues at the federal level, and Governor Palin likewise has a record on these issues at the local and state level.
Needless to say, I will be rooting hard that Gwen Ifill will ask at least a few crime and justice questions tonight. If she is looking for ideas about what she might ask, lots of possibilities can be found in some of the posts linked below. And, of course, readers are welcome to add their own suggested questions through the comments.
Some related posts:
- What will the new libertarian presidential candidate say about mass incarceration and the drug war?
- "Real commander needed for the war on drugs"
- Will any Prez candidate promise to get us out of a failed war ... on drugs?
UPDATE: Bummer, no real discussion of crime and punishment issues. Oh well, maybe in one of the next two Presidential debates between Senators McCain and Obama.
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Sarah will no doubt be first in responding to SL&P. Gotta serve those MSM-ignored federalists. Yup.
Posted by: | Oct 2, 2008 5:04:59 PM
Biden did briefly mention the Violence Against Women Act and the old 100,000 cops claim. (See http://www.heritage.org/Press/NewsReleases/NR092500.cfm) In other words, the only thing he can point to in law enforcement is federalizing things that should be done at the state and local level.
Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Oct 3, 2008 10:32:28 AM
Kent, I'm so used to disagreeing with you I had to do a double take to make sure I saw correctly who wrote that! It's quite possible you and I may find quite a bit of common ground on the topic of "federalizing things that should be done at the state and local level."
Posted by: Gritsforbreakfast | Oct 3, 2008 2:45:55 PM