Letter: Dare he hope we've seen last of Grover Norquist?


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Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 6:00 am
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Now that the election is over, can we at last hope to see (never elected) Grover Norquist close up his office, burn all those idiotic, stupid, no-compromise pledges and quietly ride off into the sunset of obscurity, never to return or given an asinine opinion again?
And can we dare to hope all representatives and senators disavow all previous pledges and refrain from signing anything which will keep them from doing their jobs and working together for the best for our country and not the Congress of "NO" again?
We can only hope.
Robert Dickey,
Eldridge, Iowa















 




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1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
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1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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