Anti-Tax Absolutist Grover Norquist Calls George H. W. Bush a Liar

Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform listens to a question during a press conference marking annual Cost of Government Day, "the date of the calendar year when the average American finishes paying off his or her share of federal, state and local taxes, and regulatory burden on August 12, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: TIM SLOAN/2009 AFP

"When George Herbert Walker Bush ran for president, he promised the American people he wouldn’t raise their taxes. He lied to them. He broke his commitment to them and they threw him out of office four years later." — That's anti-tax pledge author Grover Norquist speaking on ABC's This Week earlier today, a month or so after the former president told Parade magazine that, "circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?"