Just saw the 60 Minutes profile of Grover Norquist. Took a screen shot of this:
Thanks to billions in taxpayer investments, the Washington DC-area Metro system is awesome. It goes everywhere, including the suburbs, usually runs on time, and is open late. When I lived in DC, I actually spotted Norquist in the Metro once on his way to Woodley Park, and have wondered since how he excuses using such a socialist transit system.
The 60 Minutes profile was neat, but Steve Kroft didn’t bother to dig into Norquist’s corporate benefactors, or his long history of being a business lobbyist.
In May of 2010, I did a piece for ThinkProgress showing that he still partners with Altria (parent company of Phillip Morris) to conduct “anti-tax Tea Parties” to guard Altria against cigarette taxes.
For more on Norquist’s history of influence peddling, read this delightful rant from Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.