Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Quote of the day

"John McCain hasn't spent five seconds in his entire life thinking about Grover Norquist"

-McCain advisor Mark Salter.

Oooooh, now there's a "dis" if I ever heard one! Though if he wants to be president one day, which he probably does, he'll end up having to think of Norquist sooner or later given the huge base of support he has within the right wing of the GOP.

Background, courtesy of yesterday's CQ Midday Update (which I meant to post yesterday 'cept I was busy...I'm now in class and thoroughly bored):
The Dallas Morning News reports that conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaking late last week before a meeting of college Republicans, “lambasted three Republicans who broke party ranks over the issue of judicial filibusters. He referred to them as ‘the two girls from Maine and the nut-job from Arizona’ – Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and John McCain.” The Morning News adds, “the broadside by Mr. Norquist ... raised eyebrows among the students, particularly the reference to Mr. McCain.”
UPDATE: Norquist also called McCain a, "gun-grabbing, tax-increasing Bolshevik."

Does this represent jockeying for the future of the party?


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