Mar 02 2012

Grover Norquist on the Daily Show

Posted by: Nick Shaxson in: Thoughts

Grover Norquist is the Washington Machiavelli who has said he’d like to get government down to the size where he can ‘drown it in a bathtub.’ His influence is staggering, and it’s fantastic to see the political comedians on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show getting a meeting with him.

This clip is not very long, and worth watching in full. But my key takeout from this interview is the interviewer summarising something Norquist said:

“Yes, the entire federal government is paralysed because of a document written by a 12 year old in 1968.”

The funniest (or perhaps scariest) thing about that summary is that it is actually true.

one comment

stef 3rd March, 2012 2.07 pm

The link doesn’t seem to work from the UK

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