The anti-tax, pro-Republican activist was invited, after all.
Aficionados of the annual free-for-all in the desert were agog this week after hearing the news that Norquist, a hero on the right and a demon to many on the left for his staunch stance against income taxes and the social programs they fund, would be attending Burning Man next month.
Its official. Samah and I are off to "Burning Man" this year. Scratch one from the Bucket List.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) July 28, 2014
He actually had planned to attend in 2012, on Larry Harvey's invitation, but found -- to his chagrin -- that the Republican National Convention was the same day.
Norquist told reporters that he'd "go with the flow" upon arrival in Black Rock City. What that means exactly is unclear -- will he flog low taxes in geodesic domes, inform fairy-winged day-trippers of the meaning of job creation?
Too many press calls today about Burning Man and not enough about evils of high marginal tax rates.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) July 29, 2014
Maybe he just wants to get away from it all.