Rich Lowry's "insights" in "Don't blame Grover" (Opinion, Nov. 28) are a sophist's spins on reality. His central allegation is that increased revenue is almost always spent, and he credits President George W. Bush with cutting taxes before Democrats could spend the surplus.
Lowry does not mention that Bush's eight years of tax cuts, unfunded wars and a Medicare Part D prescription giveaway led to deficits of more than $3 trillion. So, what is the relationship between fiscal responsibility and no tax increases? Obviously none.
The relationship between Norquist's pledge and "good governing" is nonexistent. First, Norquist has never been elected to any public office, so he should have no role in any form of governing.