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Norquist cries wolf

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July 5, 2006

Grover Norquist, the fast-buck right-wing activist who never met a scheme he couldn’t cash in on, says John McCain is out to get him. If true, that’s reason enough to vote for McCain.

Reports Carrie Sheffield in The Hill:

Conservative activist Grover Norquist says a Senate report connecting him with convicted felon Jack Abramoff is a personal attack from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that could hurt the senator’s recent efforts to woo the right for a presidential bid.

Norquist says a Senate Indian Affairs Committee report last month outlining his efforts to funnel money from Abramoff’s tribal clients to former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed is riddled with half-truths and falsely implicates his nonprofit group, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), in wrongdoing.

The activist says McCain, chairman of the committee, issued the report in retaliation for Norquist’s efforts to thwart McCain’s 2000 presidential bid.

“He has exhibited personal animus toward me,” Norquist said. “McCain, who’s running for president and is ostensibly the front-runner, takes time and effort to throw a punch at me and Ralph Reed. Why? He has told people we stopped him in the presidential election last time, and he thinks we might do it again.  He is delusional. George W. Bush Beat him in South Carolina. But that’s high praise of the taxpayer movement that he has told so many people this.”

McCain staffers said the 373-page report, the culmination of a two-year investigation, is a neutral, factual account of Abramoff’s movements. E-mails from Abramoff cited in the report indicate that the disgraced lobbyist used ATR — for a fee — as a conduit for moving money from the Mississippi Choctaw American Indian tribe to anti-gambling grassroots activists who would have been uncomfortable receiving money from gambling profits.

Word is, Grover has his tighty-whiteys in a bunch because he knows he’s about to be indicted for his involvement with Abramoff. There will be a lot of parties on K Street when Norquist goes down.

 

Word is, Grover has his tighty-whiteys in a bunch because he knows he’s about to be indicted for his involvement with Abramoff. There will be a lot of parties on K Street when Norquist goes down.

 

Word is, Grover has his tighty-whiteys in a bunch because he knows he’s about to be indicted for his involvement with Abramoff. There will be a lot of parties on K Street when Norquist goes down.

 

Word is, Grover has his tighty-whiteys in a bunch because he knows he’s about to be indicted for his involvement with Abramoff. There will be a lot of parties on K Street when Norquist goes down.