Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Norquist Watch

Unsurprisingly, Grover Norquist has been pretty invisible since the hurricane disaster vividly demonstrated what happens when you "starve the beast." But his ugly name is not forgotten in these perilous times:

While we're pointing fingers to blame George Bush and his minions for the inept and disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina, let's don't forget to point at Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform and strategist who urged Republicans to "starve the beast" of government until they could "drown it in a bathtub."

In Boulder, Colo., my husband saw a public message board where someone had noted, "Send Grover Norquist to New Orleans." He amended this to "Drown Grover Norquist in the bathtub that is New Orleans."

At the least, Norquist and his ilk should be consigned to clean the city up since a starved government could not muster enough help to save our fellow Americans from five days of needless suffering.

Indeed. I don't see Grover's pudgy figure wandering around in the wreckage spreading succour, probably because he knows he'd end up dangling from a streetlight.

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