We are sure you haven’t missed today’s big news in Washington that Presidential Advisor Karl (give them amnesty) Rove is resigning at the end of the month. But, does that mean that Americans for Tax Reform head, Grover Norquist, will lose his White House access? According to Paul Sperry, Norquist and Rove are long-time pals. In Sperry’s book Infiltration, the author begins a chapter about how on September 11, 2001 Rove had scheduled Norquist and eight Muslim leaders (some with questionable backgrounds) to meet with the President in hopes of getting the President to agree to “end the government’s use of classified evidence to deport suspected Arab terrorists.”
The meeting never happened because planes crashed into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon that fateful morning. Again according to Sperry, Norquist took his group of disappointed fellow Muslims back to his office.
For more on Norquist see this post at Always on Watch in 2006.
So, our question at RRW is: Will Norquist and friends be hotfooting it to the White House in the next couple of weeks to push for the Bush Administration to support opening the floodgates to tens of thousands of Iraqi Muslim refugees? So far, the Administration has maintained that the war is not over and that if the surge succeeds, Iraqis can go home to rebuild their country.