I was watching a news clip of Grover Norquist expounding his views and wondering how this non-elected, not particularly articulate person could intimidate essentially every elected Republican in congress into signing a pledge to never, ever raise taxes even if the future of the country depends on it.
Former president George H. W. Bush summed up the situation succinctly when he asked,
“Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”
The answer: he is a porcupine that terrified all these all these republicans into signing such a childishly irresponsible pledge. Risk a quill in the butt to save the nation? NEVER!