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

By Garance Franke-Ruta

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.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/01/today-in-feuds-tucker-and-grover-give-it-a-rest-after-13-years/68840/