Friday, July 13, 2012

Poppy Bush Asks "Who the Hell is Grover Norquist, Anyway?"


From Parade Magazine Via ThinkProgress

PARADE: During your presidency you gave in on your “no new taxes” pledge. You’ve been vindicated in many respects for that decision. I wonder how you view the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist that seems to be requisite for GOP political candidates.

George Herbert Walker Bush: The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?

Barbar Bush: I think he ought to go back to Alaska. [laughs] Don’t quote me! [A reference to a comment Mrs. Bush made about Sarah Palin in a 2010 interview, in which she said, “I think she’s very happy in Alaska—and I hope she’ll stay there.”]

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
~ Grover Norquist


He (G.H.W. Bush) didn't lose this election because he lied to me, he lost the next election because he didn't keep his word to the American people.
. . . The key thing: The pledge is not to Grover Cleveland, it's not to Grover the furry monster, it's not to Grover Norquist. It's to the American people.
~ Grover Norquist quoted by Huffington Post


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