As a tangent to the "Grover's Last Gasps" article I seeded a couple of days ago, here's a little more insight into what happened when Grover (not the muppet, but the Draconian fiscal "head" of the Republican Party) Norquist came to visit his minions at the House of Representative's Ways and Means Committee.
From the Maddow Blog:
[Norquist] came to the ornate House Ways and Means Committee room Thursday to school House Republicans on the no-new-taxes pledge 236 members of the conference have signed.
The dramatic appearance comes just as Congress is preparing for the biggest tax overhaul in 26 years and as a limited but growing number of leading and rank-and-file Republicans have disavowed the pledge.
And how many of the 242 House Republicans showed up for Norquist's in-person reminder? According to The Hill, "at most 20 members" showed up. That's probably not the turnout he was hoping for.