An intellectual review that is the Bible of the faculty at Harvard State University asks President George H. W. Bush to slander a great American and, alas, he takes the bait:
Thoughts on the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist.
PARADE: During your presidency you gave in on your “no new taxes” pledge. You’ve been vindicated in many respects for that decision. I wonder how you view the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist that seems to be requisite for GOP political candidates.
GB: The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?
(July 13, 2012)
On the Web’s equivalent to the New York Times, evidence that in Canada the brain drain continues:
Canadian model Shera Bechard, the ex-girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and creator of “Frisky Friday,” was granted a special genius visa the U.S. government gives to “individuals with extraordinary ability.”