Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Yesterday I thought I was being creative in comparing the current administration to the reign of Henry VI. Today, I see I was merely stating the obvious. In this article on the defeat of the Republican Alabama Governor's resolution to raise taxes, bush groupie Grover Norquist revels in this divine justice by saying:
"Every Republican governor who thinks of raising taxes next year will walk past Traitor's Gate and see [Alabama Governor] Bob Riley's head on a pike. The voters of Alabama have saved taxpayers from California to Maine billions of dollars."

This is the same guy, mind you, who said: ""I don't want to abolish government, I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

Heads on pikes, gruesome watery deaths - is anyone else disturbed by the macabre imagery? Doesn't it seem a little, I don't know, flashy for tax policy talk? Do I detect the telling scent of over compensation? The guy is president of Americans for Tax Reform, for chrissake. He obviously had thwarted dreams of being a covert operative, or a medieval warlord, not an overly excitable accountant. What do you want to bet he drives a flashy sports car and has lifts in his shoes?


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