• Legislator Has Very Good Reason for Breaking Anti-Tax Pledge

    Look, if you're going to break the anti-tax pledge that Grover Norquist demands asks all Republicans to sign, you'd better have a damn good reason.

    Luckily, Chris Gibson has an excellent one

    A spokeswoman for Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) on Thursday offered a peculiar explanation for why the re-elected congressman is abandoning Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge: his district number changed.

    Originally elected in 2010 in New York's 20th Congressional District, Gibson won a second term this year in the state's newly redrawn 19th Congressional District. That, Gibson's spokeswoman Stephanie Valle said in a statement, is sufficient reason to walk back the pledge he signed two years ago.

    Also, Saturn was in retrograde when he signed that pledge. Now, Mars is transiting the sign of Capricorn, so no reasonable person should expect him to honor past promises.

    Tags: Chris Gibson, Grover Norquist, Republicans, Taxes


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