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Via WaPo:  Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    Somehow, “sigh…” seems inadequate. If only there were some more hopelessly pathetic utterance available. Alas, “sigh…” is the best we got.

  2. Gustopher says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’nint cracker: how about “Oh.”?

    Very stupid thing that is stupid on its surface, and likely has further levels of stupidity.


    Groan, ugh, and the French “Le sigh” all provide a bit of variety.

  3. @Just ‘nutha ig’nint cracker: I am trying to avoid a profanity-ridden rant.

  4. Mister Bluster says:

    Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office.

    Sure would like to but the item is behind a paywall.
    If I had a name I might be able to google it.

  5. Mister Bluster says:

    Stumbled on this from Newsweek and read this:

    “The Post also uncovered that Weyeneth had falsely stated he had a Masters degree in Political Science from Fordham University on three of his résumés. He has yet to complete his degree, according to school officials.”

    I guess I don’t need to see the rest of the article.

  6. @Mister Bluster: Open the link in an icognito/private window.

  7. Mister Bluster says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:..icognito/private window

    Thanks for the tip.
    I have yet to complete Internet 101.
    I’ll let you know if I can figure out what that means.

  8. Jax says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: Oh, go ahead and cuss. Dear Leader has approved it, and from what all my Republican friends are saying, they’re glad to see “political correctness” (or as we used to call it, having the class not to cuss in public) go by the wayside. I’ve been s-holing it all over the dang place today, man, F it. All these little old ladies who complain incessantly about young people’s foul mouths and “moral decay”, but voted for Trump can kiss my snowflake behind.

  9. MarkedMan says:

    It’s been forgotten now, but one of the ways the Bush Administration screwed the pooch in both Iraq and Afghanistan was their initial policy of enacting all the worst of the conservative / libertarian bar stool philosophy. From their point of view the contemptible career government types were talking about the decades long effort necessary to build a stable society in these countries. But Cheney/Koch fanboys were confident their knowledge gained from drinking and talking and belittling everyone else was worth a hell of a lot more than some government deep-stater who was a taker not a maker and ignorant and whose real world experience was based on fear of putting real men in charge. So they did a quick re-read of the fictional works of their hero, Ayn Rand, who also spent her life drinking and smoking and proclaiming Truth! and who was also unsullied by any actual experience. And then, I kid you not, they took recent grads with their still damp BAs from right thinking schools like Liberty University and put them in charge of massive rebuilding projects.

    Like most of these bar stool Conservatives they didn’t learn any real lesson when they failed so spectacularly. Rather their takeaway was that the citizens were inferior and savage and culturally backward, and so they should be left to rot.

  10. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: And I appreciate your effort, thank you. One thing I dislike about having returned from Korea and retired from teaching is that It’s a lot easier to launch into a profanity ridden rant than it had been before.

    It’s like when I was working in the produce business. One of my co-workers commented that what I had just done was amazing. When I asked what he meant, he said that he had timed me and that I had sworn for 45 seconds without repeating myself. The current climate brings this out in me. It’s nice to know that some people have more self-control. Again, thank you, you are not only wise, but also a role model.

  11. Not the IT Dept. says:

    Kind of a miracle he didn’t appoint a drug dealer. Ya know, all that private sector business experience. MAGA!