Grover Norquist Endorses Condoleezza Rice For VP

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Condoleezza, McCain, Republicans

The guy who was famously quoted saying, “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub,” has given Condi a thumbs up.

Maybe she’s not a big fan of government either?

From Wash Post:

No speaker goes to conservative activist Grover Norquist’s Wednesday breakfast meeting without a purpose. And so it was with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice two weeks ago when she convinced a rapt audience — without even raising the possibility — that she should be the next vice president.

“If her goal was to convince everyone she would be a good president and, therefore, a good vice president — she hit it out of the ballpark,” Norquist tells The Sleuth.

Personally, Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, believes Condi “would be a great president.” And, yes, a “great vice president.”

There are a whole host of reasons why she wouldn’t be good for the job, but why would she be good? Can anybody put together a compelling case? You’ve got your work cut out for you.


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8 Responses to “Grover Norquist Endorses Condoleezza Rice For VP”

  1. section9 Says:

    Aw, stop it. You want the Condi/Hillary debate so bad you can taste it.

  2. Alan Stewart Carl Says:

    She’s a total unknown on the domestic front. She’s a symbol of Bush’s failures on the foreign policy front. She’s never run for office. I don’t know what she’d add to the ticket. She’s obviously a very smart person and certain members of the Republican base love her, but I think she’d be a real risk for McCain.

    If McCain is worried about presenting the white male ticket against the Democrats diversity ticket, there are a lot of female Republicans who’ve proved their metal on the campaign trail and would come with more domestic policy experience.

  3. Rob Says:

    Yeah I could see him trying to get his gang of 14 buddy Mary Landrieu. Being a Dino would probably swing moderate votes McCain’s way, without totally pissing off the GOP.

    He could even state that Obama talks about change, about crossing the aisle, but we do more than just talk, we actually do it.

    hrmmm on second thought perhaps it would cause heart attacks in the some of the old guard….

  4. TerenceC Says:

    She’ll be able to continue Cheney’s covert presidency, and very carefully protect the hind quarters of all those that should have been exposed – and maybe, just maybe try and re-write what will undoubtedly be a terrible legacy. The color and sex issues are cynical…….she is as well qualified as anyone for the job. However, she is unlikeable (too “churchy”) and certainly a lightening rod for alot of bad policies, bad choices, and virtually no diplomatic deals. Now that Grover (I can’t help thinking of Sesame Street whenever I hear that name) has endorsed her I can only assume her whole nomination discussion hese past few days has been a fishing expedition to see just how angry the American people really are. I hope he does choose her – but now I think he’s going to pick a young former general – because there is virtually nothing McCain can run on except Iraq – he’s a loser everywhere else.

  5. rachel Says:

    Does Grover Nordquist actually want the Republican candidate to win? She’s smart enough to know the difference between truth and untruth, and she can’t lie worth a damn; her body language gives her away every time. I can just imagine her during the debates, glowering and running her hands over her face every time the party platform requres her to tell another whopper. Yeah, that’ll be a big help.

  6. djthedj Says:

    “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub,”

    Gee, that’s a good one coming from the lying prick that has unconditionally supported the biggest government and biggest debt in history! Hey Alan Stewart Carl, you’re a republican. Tell me, how is it that you continue to support these scum when you know they are ALWAYS LYING about fiscal responsibility? You’d think you would have learned after 30 years.

  7. casey Says:

    I wonder if Condoleezza Rice is a better alternative than Sarah Palin. I am impressed with her academic record since Ms. Rice achieved Ph. D. at age 26. Although she is qualified for the job, I doubt she will be a vice president candidate because she isn’t popular enough.

  8. Joe Black Says:

    I asked that sometime years ago Rachel, Yah, Did Grover Nordquist actually want the Republican candidate to win?

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