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Friday, September 09, 2005

'You Can't Govern if You Don't Believe in Government'

From Thom Hartmann: "In a May 25, 2001 interview, Grover Norquist told National Public Radio's Mara Liasson, 'I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.'

Norquist got his wish. Democracy - and at least several thousand people, most of them Democrats, black, and poor - drowned last week in the basin of New Orleans. Our nation failed in its response, because for most of the past 25 years conservatives who don't believe in governance have run our government. "

I would put it this way. "Republicans have always wanted a government small enough to drown in a bathtub. Well guess what, they got it and managed to drown 10,000 people in New Orleans."


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