I can't help thinking that it's about time, and it looks like soon, that some may stand up to Mr. Grover Norquist in the manner that others finally stood up to Sen. Joseph McCarthy when he attacked recklessly in a hearing concerning the U.S. Army. McCarthy seemed to sniff out Communists anywhere there were people. Joseph Welch, an attorney for the Army, uttered the lines, "You have done enough. Have you no sense of dignity?"
A similar charge might be brought against Norquist soon, as Republican signatories to his no-new-tax pledge are beginning to chafe under the binding of his threat to come after them if they reneged. But these public pledges to a figure not elected to office are helping drag the country to the so-called "fiscal cliff." It's time they pitch their pledges into the burning barrel and pledged to solve the budget problems first and let Grover grumble.