The Pledge: Grover Norquist’s Hold on the GOP – 60 Minutes
When I first discovered who Grover Norquist was about 5 or 6 years ago I found him to be a fascinating figure, who managed to both inspire and flabbergast me… I would love to see Grover in more regular debates with people from outside of his ideological circles, as he has done a few times on Real Time with Bill Maher. I personally feel that this pledge, that he invented when he was 12, has become a cancer in our nations governing bodies, but I am open to hearing why people would support it. And of course the reason why I’m posting this now is due to the pledge’s impact on the upcoming negotiations in congress over the fiscal cliff and increasing tax revenue. Well, I hope that you enjoy the video, and I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Oh, and apparently in Washington D.C. Grover is regarded as one of the best amateur stand-up comedians around… I can definitely appreciate that about him, and I’ve only been able to find one good clip of his set. Please send more my way if you come across them.