I’ve heard that Kevin Sabet is planning on leaving the Drug Czar’s office next week to take a job in the private sector. He’s been a prime behind-the-scenes player in the ONDCP and is likely to have had a strong hand in the extremely late National Drug Control Strategy.
Kevin’s a bright young opportunist, and has done quite a job of building a career for himself using the drug war as a resume builder. He’s also good at creating catchy sound bites without needing any evidence…
And legalization remains (rightfully) the stuff of dreams (nightmares, really, when you take into account the heavy social costs that would result from a free, commercial market for illegal drugs).
I haven’t heard yet where he’ll be working. What are your guesses?