It’s “white robes” versus “rambling.”
A bit of controversy has arisen from last week’s Schwab Impact 2012 conference Chicago, with each side not-so-subtly referring to the other’s mental state.
Following a speech to attendees on Thursday, former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson joined commission co-chair Erskine Bowles for a live interview in the exhibit hall with CNBC. When asked about low-tax evangelist Grover Norquist and his “no tax” pledge taken by many Republicans in Congress, Simpson called the position untenable.
“[What] I’ve always said about Grover Norquist is he’s wandering the earth in his white robes,” Simspon said.
According to CNBC, Simpson “chided his fellow Republican for sticking to his guns on keeping taxes low and questioned Norquist’s ability to force Republicans to toe his line.”