In a recent preview of Parade’s interview with Barbara and George H. W. Bush, there was this glorious gem:
“The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like,” Bush said of the ‘no-tax’ pedges. “The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”
It’s not every day you see liberals sharing a Bush quote without ridiculing it and/or gagging in disgust, but that’s exactly what’s happening on Facebook right now. Nobody should be thatsurprised, though, as we’ve all witnessed the absolute nightmare that the GOP has morphed into; any sign of reason or logic – even from a Bush – is bound to seem downright extraordinary in contrast. Did anyone ever think we would actually see the day when Newt
My-Own-Party-Kicked-Me-Out-Of-The-Clubhouse Gingrich was a serious Republican candidate for President? The party of “family values” actually welcomed this scumbag fraud who cheated on his cancer-survivor wife with open arms! Of course, once you remember that “family values” is actually just a dog-whistle to the ‘Gawd Hates Fags’ constituency, it makes a tad more sense…
So, this quote is my gift to you, reasonable readers! Enjoy it, relish it; try not to feel too let down when you find out that GHWB actually once signed the same damned pledge in question.
Oh, one more thing, just for a laugh:
BB: He may have talked to you about things, but you never advised.
GB: Oh, yeah, we’d talk about things. He never said the “Dad, what do I do now?” kind of thing.
…of course he didn’t! We all know Cheney ‘wore the pants‘ in that administration.
- ‘Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?’ asks George H.W. Bush (washingtonpost.com)
- George H.W. Bush doesn’t know ‘who the hell’ Grover Norquist is (theblaze.com)
- Grover Norquist Responds To George H.W. Bush (huffingtonpost.com)
- Bush 41: ‘Who the hell is Grover Norquist anyway?’ (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- George H.W. Bush doesn’t know ‘who the hell’ Grover Norquist is (tarpon.wordpress.com)