Today in Feuds: Tucker and Grover Give it a Rest After 13 Years

This story by Tim Mak over at the Frum Forum is delicious reading:

Many years ago, Tucker Carlson "accidentally" poured a Bloody Mary onto Grover Norquist's head from above him on a raised platform. This Monday, in what might have been the settling of a legendary long-time feud, Carlson and Norquist sat together on the same platform as co-hosts of the RNC candidates debate.

Indeed, the RNC candidates debate sponsored yesterday by Americans for Tax Reform and the Daily Caller Monday may have represented far more than just the coming together of potential RNC chairs - it may have signaled the ending of long-term enmity between two conservative D.C. heavyweights known almost universally by their first names: a tribute to their outsized celebrity and chummy personalities.

"I like Grover. I was happy to do the debate with him," Tucker Carlson told FrumForum on Monday. When asked if they had put former ill will behind them, he said, "Of course! I wouldn't have been sitting next to him if I hadn't done that. I guess it is kind of self-evident, right?"

The now settled feud between Grover Norquist and Tucker Carlson was one of Washington's most spectacular and prolonged.

Their enmity dated to 1997.

Read the whole thing at Frum Forum.

Presented by

Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Videos

Why Is Google Making Skin?

Hidden away on Google’s campus, doctors are changing the way people think about health.

Video

How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

More in Politics

Just In