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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