Grover Norquist - The Fool Who Would Be King is a breezy, enjoyable read about a timely and pressing issue. Mainly the undue influence that a single lobbyist can have over a political party.
Certainly, the 'fiscal cliff' and political gridlock in Washington can be traced directly bact to Lobbyist Grover Norquist. How did this happen? How could a single man put a strangle hold on Lady Liberty's neck?
This book will inform and entertain as it walks you through the key points of Grover's life. From Ayn Rand giving birth to a heartless baby all the way to 56 year old Grover, who still embraces his full understanding of politics at age 12: Its all here.
Strangely, most of his power comes from stealing Ronald Reagan and holding him hostage. Yeah this is weird considering Reagan has been dead for a while now. But here's a excerpt from the book that explains a bit of the kidnapping of President Reagan:
The Ronald Reagan Occult… er… I mean “The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project” (RRLP). Norquist wants to put a Ronald Reagan statue in EVERY single county in the nation. No joke. I’m not being a satirist at all at the moment. The RRLP is a real thing.
That goal is to put a Reagan Memorial (altar? temple? Crèche?) in every county in America. Quoth Mr. Norquist:
“In addition to ensuring that every February 6th is known as “Ronald Reagan Day,” we work to encourage the naming of landmarks, buildings, roads, etc. after Ronald Wilson Reagan. … Each one of these dedications serve as a teaching moment for those who were not yet alive during his presidency …. Our goal is to eventually see a statue, park, or road named after Reagan in all the counties in the United States.”
I like Reagan –– perhaps everybody but Air Traffic Controllers likes Reagan –– but do I have to worship him? Can’t I just like him? Must my like be turned into zealous worship?