Says the Times: "The statement [from the National Center for Policy Analysis] said that the manuscript he showed Mr. Goodman was 'an evaluation of the motivations and competencies of politicians rather than an analysis of public policy.' The statement said the organization did not want to be associated with that kind of work."
But that makes no sense: NCPA had no problem with being associated with Bartlett's syndicated column. And since the book is just an expansion on what Bartlett has been writing for a while now, it can't be the content of his book that's the problem. Bartlett's fireable offense, then: a provocative title.