... Explains a lot, actually.
It explains why GW Bush was so enamored of his tax cuts.
It also explains the thought process behind the No Tax Pledge.
Everyone's had ideas back when they were just starting out as a teenager, what with not all of their neural connections finished and their brains not mature and the initial pubescent gush of hormones in the offing. But Sweet Kali, just because something was a bright idea back when you were young doesn't necessarily make it a bright idea now.
Norquist's insistence on something that he dreamed up as a seventh grader in 1968, despite all empirical evidence to the contrary, borders on the obsessive and may even border on the insane.
And what's even crazier is that it took a comedian working for The Daily Show to reveal it to the world.