Grover Norquist is winning
washingtonpost.com — You might think that Grover Norquist would be in hiding right now. Republicans are parading before the cameras, one after the other, to proclaim their intention of breaking his anti-tax pledge. And yet Norquist is everywhere. He's doing television shows and talking with reporters. Wednesday, he was the headline guest at Politico's Playbook Breakfast. Amidst the liberal glee over the demise of Norquist's anti-tax pledge, it's worth being clear about something: Norquist is winning. Big time. It's this moment, the death of his pledge's mostly unblemished record, that he's been working toward all these years. Don't take Norquist's pledge at face value. It's an absurdity. From a budgetary standpoint, it's an obscenity. And everyone -- Norquist included, because he is very, very smart -- knew it would eventually fall. It's how it falls that matters. And right now, it's falling exactly according to plan.