Its official. Samah and I are off to "Burning Man" this year. Scratch one from the Bucket List.— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) July 28, 2014
Now, some people might look at that tweet and conclude that Burning Man is officially dead. But really, Burning Man has been dead for a while, at least if you use the presence of middle-aged corporate types as your measure of mortality. Google's Eric Schmidt was there all the way back in 2007. And it makes a certain kind of sense that the founder of Americans for Tax Reform would make a pilgrimage out to the desert. He's a libertarian anti-tax crusader. Burning Man is a libertarian utopia. Why wouldn't he want to see some of his ideals in action?
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