This Sunday in an article to be published in Parade magazine, the former president of the United States, George Bush senior, and his wife Barbara, have a few words for Grover Norquist, the force behind the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Most Republicans in Congress have taken Norquist’s oath never ever to increase taxes.
“The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like,” Bush said via an article in the Huffington Post. “The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”
Barbara Bush also chimed in about the anti-tax oath: “I think he ought to go back to Alaska,” she said, referring to previous comments she made about Sarah Palin in a 2010 interview.
Back in 2008, Norquist talked about his oath and the Grand Old Party. Those Republicans who vote for taxes, it turns out, are “rat heads.”