Here is a very telling little bit of information from the Washington Examiner yesterday. Seems that when Glenn Beck gave the keynote speech at CPAC this past February he gifted his chalk board to Americans for Tax Reform. But, after making a show of its arrival at ATR’s famous Wednesday meeting, ATR President Grover Norquist has since banished it to a closet.
Put it in the same category as those cat sweaters your grandmother would get you every Christmas.
Fox News pundit Glenn Beck gifted his infamous chalkboard to the Americans for Tax Reform at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference for use during its Wednesday meetings.
It’s the thought that counts, right?
“Every Wednesday in Washington, all the conservatives meet to decide what they should be doing in the weeks ahead,” David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, said to close Beck’s speech. “This is going to be going to the site of the Wednesday meetings to remind us what we should be doing in the weeks ahead, and it will be put to use there.”
And just as Keene said, within days a courier delivered the large chalkboard to the downtown location of Americans for Tax Reform.
But was it actually put to use?
Well, it’s sitting in an audiovisual equipment closet attached to the conference room that hosts about 200 people every week.
However, the group’s president, Grover Norquist, isn’t exactly a fan of political talk shows.
Gee, I bet its Beck he isn’t a fan of! Beck was one of the first guys to be brave enough to discuss the threat of radical Islam on cable TV (see Norquist’s links to Islamists), Beck is against Amnesty for illegals (Norquist supports Amnesty) and perhaps Norquist isn’t wild about Beck’s contant criticism of the same old Washington insiders whether Democrats or Republicans like Norquist.