Let me start by making it very clear – I am not a fan of Saxby Chambliss. I think he’s the son of a motherless goat and there is a real special place in hell for him for what he did to Max Cleland. Saxby, who had a long record of deferments in Vietnam, attacked Cleland’s patriotism with negative ads featuring Osama bin Laden. Cleland left three of his limbs in Vietnam.
Saxby Chambliss is so crooked that when he dies we’ll have to screw him in the ground. And he’s so conservative we’ll have to wait until we’ve perfected time travel so we can go back to 1503 to do it.
But even blind squirrels can find acorns and it appears that Saxey is the first rat off Grover Norquist’s sinking canoe.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said that fixing the nation’s debt problem may require breaking Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge, telling a Georgia television station Wednesday that “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.”
“If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that,” Chambliss told 13WMAZ. Chambliss said Norquist’s opposition to increased revenue adds to the debt and is a “fundamental disagreement.”
I’ll be damnned.
Imagine a Republican Party without Karl Rove and Grover Norquist. I know, I know, they’ll just find some other old white guys who are meaner than a yellowjacket with a toothache to lead them. But I was running out of synonyms for Beelzebub for Rove and doofus for Norquist. This gives me a whole new synonym quest.
Anybody want to lay odds about who will be the next Republican senator to defy Grover? And John McCain has to be removed from the competition because, bless his heart, he doesn’t know where he is.