Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Republican Rot

How far does the Republican Rot extend? Consider this 1995 (!) quote from Republican activist and anti-government extremist Grover Norquist, cited by Josh Marshall at Talking Points:

"What the Republicans need is 50 Jack Abramoffs. Then this becomes a different town," Grover Norquist, 1995. ( National Journal, July 29, 1995)
Obviously, Mr. Norquist has been involved with Abramoff for years. He also famously quipped that he wanted to shrink government until he could drag it into his bathroom and drown it in his bathtub. Of course, it might be easier to drown it in all the money Norquist rakes in from his Republican allies. For example, Grover pocketed some of the money bilked from Abramoff's tribal clients. But he's not alone. Every participant in the DeLay-Norquist "K Street Project" should be worried enough to retain a top defense attorney. Better hurry before the Christmas rush claims all the good ones.

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