Thanks to Mickey Kaus, I see that Republican fund-raising honcho Grover Norquist has weighed in in favor of the Dubai deal, claiming that only “registered bigots” will wind up opposing it.
Of course, Norquist — who during the first Bush term got to decide, through Susan Ralston, which lobbyists did, and which didn’t, get their phone calls returned by Karl Rove — isn’t entirely trustworthy on terrorist-control issues, having lobbied for a variety of terrorist-linked operations, including the Hamas front called the Holy Land Foundation.
I’d be interested to know what role Norquist played in getting the deal approved: without, so we’re told, the President ever hearing about it.
That George W. Bush and his allies on the Hill have been running the most corrupt American national government since the Gilded Age is a pretty good issue for the Democrats. But link corruption, and K Street, with national security, and you have a dynamite issue.