The admission by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, of lying to his family and staff about his whereabouts to meet with his mistress in Argentina is a crippling blow for fiscal conservatives who admired his stance against President Obama's stimulus bill.
Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist admitted to the Washington Independent, a Web-based publication, Mr. Sanford's affair was not helpful to his crusade to reduce government spending, but nonetheless tried to put some happy spin on the sordid situation.
"It does indicate that men who oppose federal spending at the local level are irresistible to women," Mr. Norquist said.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Irresistible Tax Reformers
The Washington Times pointed to the best example of political spin in years, with its item yesterday on the Quotable Norquist: