John Boehner Asked About "Some Random Person" Named Grover Norquist Who Makes All His Policy Decisions for Him
For some reason, John Boehner was asked a question by a member of the press concerning somebody named — now, lemme double-check this name — somebody named Grover Norquist. That can't be a real name, can it? Somebody's trying to trip him up, right?
I mean, why would anybody ask the Speaker of the House a question about such an obviously non-influential person with a silly name like that?
Asked about Norquist, who heads the powerful Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) group, Boehner said, "it's not often I'm asked about some random person in America and what I think."
When pressed again about Norquist's sway over the House GOP, the speaker said he was focused squarely on creating jobs, not talking "about somebody's personality." But Boehner stressed the GOP stance on taxes, saying "our conference is opposed to tax hikes because we believe that tax hikes will hurt our economy and put Americans out of work."
I wonder how often it is that Boehner signs a pledge written by "some random person" and then follows it to the letter despite all consequences within the legislative body over which he was charged with presiding?
Do you think it's more often or less often?
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Tags: Grover Norquist, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Taxes