Baratunde Thurston, Writer, Comedian, WNYC Special Correspondent
Baratunde Thurston is the author of the book How to Be Black, former digital director of The Onion, and founder of baratunde.com
So here's the thing. Grover Norquist is a nice guy, a nice guy I vehemently disagree with, but still, he's a nice guy, and he's funny. Several years ago I did a standup comedy show for charity in Washington, DC. Grover Norquist was on the lineup.
He told some pretty good jokes for a guy bent on destroying the federal government's ability to be a federal government, and I've had a reluctant respect for the founder of Americans For Tax Reform ever since. So at the RNC I reached out to interview him, I asked him what five words he wanted to hear Mitt Romney say in his nomination acceptance speech. Two of his five words: tax reform.
Grover Norquist and I will be performing with several members of the media and Republican Party Tuesday night at the Tampa Improv and I will be performing with several members of the media and Republican Party Tuesday night at the Tampa Improv.