Alan Simpson joking about drowning Grover in a bathtub disproves the notion that "centrists" are calm and reasonable people.—
Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) November 28, 2012
Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson has had enough of Grover Norquist, and hopes he falls in a bathtub.
“So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wanted to drown government in the bathtub? I hope he slips in there with it.”
His rant didn’t end there.
Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, is famous for his “no tax pledge” in which he asks GOP representatives to pledge not to raise taxes. Several politicians have recently stated they will now violate that pledge, which has caused a backlash against them.
Simpson has found a few supporters.
Remember when Alan Simpson seemed Right Wing?—
Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) November 28, 2012
I respect Senator Alan K. Simpson! Why can't more politicians speak wisely & directly?—
Cathy Shea (@cathy_shea) November 28, 2012
Others find that Simpson is an aging opportunist trying to wring out a few more moments of fame.
Now realizing that the Simpson-Bowles plan benefits Alan Simpson and Erksine Bowles more than anything. Now getting HUGE $ in speaker fees—
Latin Romney (@LatinRomney) November 28, 2012
By the way, Norquist told the Washington Post editorial board last year that “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase.”
We expect to hear that argument a lot in the coming weeks.