Grover Norquist

Protest Tomorrow Morning At Americans For Tax Reform

MoveOn.org, along with co-sponsors Public Campaign Action Fund and Campaign for America's future, will be holding a peaceful protest tomorrow morning at 9:45 AM in front of the offices of Americans for Tax Reform. We'll be protesting at the site of the weekly Grover Norquist, a major player in the DeLay/GOP "K Street Project," "Wednesday Group" meeting of inside the beltway operatives.

Come on down and protest pay-to-play politics! More details below:

Groups to Protest GOP Corruption; Norquist "Pay-to-Play" Scheme

50 Jack Abramoffs

From today's E.J Dionne column:

"What the Republicans need is 50 Jack Abramoffs," his friend Grover Norquist told National Journal in 1995.

So do you think Grover got his wish?

Drowned

Much has been made about Grover Norquist's famous utterance that conservatives ought to reduce the size of government so much that you could drown it in a bathtub.

At these times, when we have seen the human suffering caused by the success of this ideological agenda, Tom DeLay's statement in the Washington Times this morning should be seen in all of its candor and callousness:

Going Back To Cali

LA Times headline: Lobbyist Tied to DeLay Indicted.

"Tom, Jack and Friends:" A "Cheat Sheet"

It can be hard keeping your Congressional scandals and the whole cast of characters straight. Luckily, TPMCafe.com has provided us with a cheat sheet. A who's who in the world of political scandal. In "Tom, Jack, and Friends," Josh Eidelson offers his nominees for scandalized lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s "top six associates of questionable repute."

We've got mail

Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 (both large PDFs) from Sen. McCain's hearings on the Abramoff/Scanlon/Reed/DeLay/Norquist scandals involving $82 billion in bilked fees from six Native American tribes.

A yoga instructor, a lifeguard, and a superlobbyist open a think tank...

Sound like a bad joke? Welcome to the wonderful world of superlobbyist Jack Abramoff. Yesterday, during a Senate hearing looking into Abramoff's lobbying practices with American Indian tribes, Sen. McCain and Sen. Dorgan explored two issues: Abranoff's request to a rabbi for a phony award and the creation of an “international think tank.”