Grover Norquist Is Going to Burning Man

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July 28 2014 5:54 PM

Grover Norquist Is Going to Burning Man

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Yep, this guy.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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?

Anyway, at this point there's no indication on his Twitter feed that Norquist is kidding. So if anybody finds him emulating a Sparkle Pony, dropping by the orgy tent, or done up like this guy, please take a picture for us.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate's senior business and economics correspondent.

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