Norquist: Strictly Bush League?


The Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill reports on growing dissatisfaction with Americans for Tax Reform's conservative superorganizer Grover Norquist among his more libertarian-minded erstwhile allies . You can find the headline and first few paragraphs here, but the full text online wasn't accessible (at least from my computer).

I did get to read a non-online version, though, and among the bill of particulars against Norquist is his refusal to publicly oppose Bush's recent Medicare expansion and his support of Sen. Arlen Spector (R-Penn.) against a more conservative, Club for Growth-supported competitor. Speculation in the article is that support for Bush is trumping low-tax, limited-government principles in the self-styled leader of the "Leave Us Alone" Coalition.